2 killed in fiery Lowry Hill Tunnel crash identified

2 killed in fiery Lowry Hill Tunnel crash identified Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: April 21, 2021 10:06 AM
Created: April 21, 2021 09:33 AM

The two men who died after a crash on Interstate 94 in the Lowry Hill Tunnel Sunday night were identified on Wednesday.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as 34-year-old Lucas Martell James, Jr., and 31-year-old Denver Smith, Jr., both of Minneapolis.

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Video of the crash showed the vehicle hit the railing before starting on fire and spinning out. The Minnesota State Patrol said the vehicle's gas tank was ruptured when hitting the barrier.

A third man in the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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