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Driver of stolen car killed in crash

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 4:20pm  ET

URBANA, Md. - Maryland State police say the driver of a car that had been reported stolen in Virginia was killed when the vehicle left the road, went down an embankment and burst into flames.

It happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 270 near Urbana. Troopers say the car was being operated recklessly while traveling north on the interstate.

The News-Post of Frederick reports that the vehicle left the highway, went through a guardrail, traveled down an embankment, hit several trees and burst into flames. ( http://bit.ly/uWF2wi)

The driver, who was the lone occupant, was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers have not identified the driver. The crash is under investigation.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com


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