CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA) -- Montgomery County Police say that driver of a car that was reportedly stolen and was involved in a fiery crash on March 23 in Chevy Chase has died. Sixteen-year-old Reynard Osman of Washington, DC. succumbed to his injuries on March 28.
Police say they are still investigating the circumstances behind the collision that killed 2 others and injured the front seat passenger.
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According to the police investigation so far, when a D.C. officer ran the plates of a Toyota Echo in the area of Connecticut Avenue and East West Highway, he discovered that the Echo had been reported as a stolen vehicle. The Echo reportedly took off on southbound Connecticut Avenue before police could stop the car and then struck a tree as it entered Chevy Chase Circle.
The car burst into flames and firefighters tried to extinguish the flames. Officers were able to extract Osman and front seat passenger, 18-year-old Reeco Richardson. Officers tried to get rear seat passengers Emanuel Nelson and Tyree Nelson but the car was completely engulfed in flames and officers had to stop.
Sixteen-year-old Emanuel Nelson and 14-year-old Tyree Nelson of D.C. were pronounced dead at the scene. Osman suffered life-threatening injuries and later died. Richardson suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the fatal collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.