Two dead after fiery crash at Lowry Hill Tunnel in Minneapolis

A fiery crash at the Lowry Hill Tunnel in Minneapolis has left two people dead and one person with life-threatening injuries, according to Minnesota State Patrol.

The Minnesota state patrol says the BMW entered the tunnel at a high rate of speed and struck the freeway barrier wall, rupturing the gas tank.The car is then seen bursting into flames. 

Traffic cameras showed smoke billowing out of the tunnel following the crash around 9:50 p.m Sunday night.

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the two deceased have been identified as 31-year-old Denver Smith, Jr. of Minneapolis and 34-year-old Lucas Martell James, Jr. of Minneapolis.