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Woman dies after sedan submerges

A 61-year-old Peabody woman was killed yesterday morning when the Lexus she was driving apparently lost a wheel, traveled off of a Revere roadway and went airborne into a creek.

A 61-year-old Peabody woman was killed yesterday morning when the Lexus she was driving apparently lost a wheel, traveled off of a Revere roadway and went airborne into a creek.
The car hit a guardrail, a pole and some rocks along Route 107 about 7:45 a.m., said Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty.

Anna Perkowski’s body was later pulled from the car.

The roadway was shutdown for hours as crews from Revere and Saugus and divers from the state police and Cambridge tried to get the woman and the car out of the water.

A pair of Good Samaritans, Nicole Autilio, 36, of Saugus and Paul Cocoran, 60, of North Andover, rushed into the water to help the passenger, Mary Ciaramitaro, 58, of Worcester.

“They went in the water and were helping her and they were quite some distance out, so four firefighters went in the water and helped them,” Doherty said.

The passenger and Good Samaritans were recovering at local hospitals, he said.

Authorities are investigating the exact cause of the crash, but Doherty said it appeared the lug nuts had come off.

The car was eventually pulled out of about 30 feet of water.

 
 
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