State Police report a car flipped over on Rte. 128 northbound at University Avenue around 4:20 a.m., landing upside down in a flooded gully.
Responding troopers entered the water and removed both driver and passenger from the car, which was completely submerged in the water from all the recent rain. After emergency aid from troopers, both driver and passenger were taken to a local hospital, where the passenger was pronounced dead.
State Police say the cause of the crash is under investigation.
This is the second bad crash along that stretch of 128 in recent days. On Thursday, a driver lost control of his car on the ramp from 95 to 128 north and lost his arm in the resulting crash.