Migrant car crash in Greece kills 2, injures 6 in Thessaloniki

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Greek police said Friday a car believed to have been transporting migrants from the Turkish border toward the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki crashed, killing two people and injuring six.

A passing driver saw an overturned car off the road on the highway between the northern Greek towns of Kavala and Serres at around 6:30 a.m. Friday and alerted police.

All eight people had been jammed into the car. They are thought to have been traveling from the Evros border region toward Thessaloniki.

 It was unclear why the car came off the road and whether one of the eight had been driving or if someone else had been driving and had left the scene for fear of arrest as a smuggler