One dead, up to 14 injured after driver crashes into Massachusetts Apple store

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First responders arrived at the scene after a vehicle crashed through the front of an Apple store in Massachusetts.

At least one person was killed in the incident and 14 people have been taken to local hospitals, with four of the victims in critical condition, according to local media.

The vehicle was still lodged against the back wall of the store as of the early afternoon, and Hingham police called for a tow truck to remove it.

“This morning was an unthinkable morning and people are trying to get through it and process what happened,” Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said at a news conference.

“This investigation is active and ongoing,” he said, adding that a dark-colored SUV went through the store’s plate-glass window and struck multiple people.

Several people were trapped inside the store until the vehicle could be moved. The store is reportedly nearing collapse after the incident. In a statement to Fox News Digital, Apple said it was “devastated” by event.

“We are devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic loss of a professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store, the company said. “Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured and all of those who were affected by this terrible incident. We are doing everything we can to support our team members and customers at this very difficult time.”

Authorities have not said whether they believe the crash was accidental or intentional.

The store, which is in the Derby Street Shops, had been scheduled to open about an hour before the crash. The store is closed, according to its website.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience while this store is closed,” the website said. “Until we can reopen again, please consider using our online services.”

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