One person is dead and two others are injured following an early morning single-vehicle car crash in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The collision happened on Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard near Midcounty Highway in Gaithersburg at about 4:40 a.m. Saturday, according to Montgomery County police.
While you slept overnite (~445a) FATAL collision/vehicle fire, Saybrooke Oaks Blvd near Midcounty Hwy, single vehicle, @mcfrs arrived vehicle ‘well-involved’, fire extinguished, 3 occupants, @MCFRS_EMIHS transported 2 adults, incl 1 Pri2 trauma, both NLT & 1 patient DOA (trapped) https://t.co/26WkpM3wux pic.twitter.com/oqmtZxwbTX
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 15, 2020
The car, a 2016 BMW 328i, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tweeted.
A preliminary investigation found that the BMW was going west on Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard when the car left the roadway, striking a sign first and then a tree. The car caught on fire and was fully engulfed with the driver still inside.
Two passengers of in the car were able to get out and were found by the first officers on scene near the area of the crash.
The driver of the BMW, Jorge Arturo Castro, 26, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died at the scene, according to police.
The two passengers in the car were transported to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to Piringer. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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WTOP’s Zeke Hartner contributed to this report.