A car landed in a deep ravine in Saugus in the Greater Boston area after crashing through a garage wall and killing one man.
Photo: Saugus Firefighters Local 1003
Photo: Saugus Firefighters Local 1003

Man killed after car crashes through garage, plunges 20 feet off cliff

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Interim Police Chief Ronald Gioretti said the accident happened around 1:30 when the car drove through the garage and barreled down a snow-covered embankment behind it. 

A 74-year-old man crashed through a garage wall on Sunday barreling off a 20-foot cliff behind the home. Firefighters survey the damages
Photo: Saugus Firefighters Local 1003

Saugus firefighters reported a technical rescue team was called in to help remove the victim, identified as Steven Rauseo, 74, from the car. They used a sled to pull him up the embankment to an ambulance. 

Police said Rauseo was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene to help Saugus Police with the investigation. It’s unclear if weather played a role in the crash. 

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