Cab driver dies after Zakim Bridge crash

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BOSTON (AP) - 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. Sarno stopped her taxi because the car had a flat tire.

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

All lanes on the highway were reopened Monday afternoon.