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2 dead after 11 ejected from tour van in crash

ABC News logo ABC News 6/9/2019
a truck is parked in the grass: Two people were killed and another nine injured when a van flipped and ejected all 11 people in Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday, June 8, 2019. © WCVB Two people were killed and another nine injured when a van flipped and ejected all 11 people in Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A horrific accident on a Massachusetts highway resulted in the deaths of two people when all 11 people inside a van were thrown from the vehicle Saturday afternoon.

The van was carrying a tour group from the Polish American community when it was hit by a Toyota SUV traveling northbound on Route 95 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, about 40 minutes south of Boston, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

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Both vehicles crossed into the grassy center median, which caused the Econoline van to tumble upside down and ripped the roof off the vehicle.

All 11 people inside, including the driver, were tossed from the van as it came to a rest on the southbound side of the highway.

a group of people standing around a motorcycle: Two people were killed and another nine injured when a van flipped and ejected all 11 people in Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday, June 8, 2019. © WCVB Two people were killed and another nine injured when a van flipped and ejected all 11 people in Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The occupants of the van were transported to Rhode Island Hospital in nearby Providence.

Two passengers in the van were pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said. Both were adult men.

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The other nine occupants also suffered "serious" injuries, according to state police.

The 32-year-old woman driving the Toyota suffered minor injuries, police said.

An investigation into the accident is still being conducted. No one has been charged at this time.

The van had left Philadelphia and picked up passengers in Trenton, Linden and Wallington, New Jersey, and New York City before continuing on to Massachusetts, police said.

None of the passengers in the van have been identified.

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