Malcolm Lawrence Gardner, 25, of the 4300 block of 14th Street NW in Washington, D.C., succumbed to his injuries at Suburban Hospital.
Rescue personnel took Gardner to the hospital on Friday night, after his blue 2005 Mini Cooper crashed into a tree on Beach Drive near its intersection with Wyndale Road in Chevy Chase.
Police said they are still investigating why the car crossed the double yellow line from the southbound side of the road to the westbound side. Police again asked for anyone with information on the collision to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620 or police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.
According to scanner traffic, Gardner was severely pinned against the tree and in life threatening condition when taken to Suburban Hospital on Friday.