The Associated Press

Cab Driver Killed In Fiery Crash On Zakim Bridge

BOSTON — A 54-year-old taxi driver was killed in a fiery crash with a tractor-trailer truck that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 93 and caused a huge traffic tie-up in Boston during the Monday morning commute.

The crash on the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge happened just after 5:30 a.m. Monday and sent flames and smoke into the sky.

State police identified the person killed as Debra Sarno of Chelsea, a driver for Malden Taxi. State police said her car had stopped in the right travel lane before it was struck by the truck.

Police said the truck driver, 47-year-old Joseph Maldonado of Manchester, Conn., had minor injuries. The truck is owned by M&M Produce of Hartford.

All lanes on the highway were reopened Monday afternoon.

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