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Double Fatal, Single Vehicle Collision in Chevy Chase

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 23, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are continuing to investigate a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred early this morning in Chevy Chase.

Police are now identifying the driver of the vehicle as Reynard Osman, age 16, of an unconfirmed address in Washington, DC.

The front seat passenger of the vehicle was identified as Reeco Richardson, age 18, of the 6000 block of Sligo Mill Road, NE in Washington, DC.

It was this morning at approximately 1:13 a.m. that a 2nd District police officer observed a Toyota Echo in the area of Connecticut Avenue and East West Highway.  The officer ran the vehicle tag via his computer and determined that the Echo had been reported as a stolen vehicle.  Before officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it began to accelerate on southbound Connecticut Avenue.  As the Echo entered Chevy Chase Circle in Montgomery County, it struck a tree.

Pursuing officers observed flames coming from the vehicle and used fire extinguishers in an attempt to subdue the fire.  Officers were able to rescue Osman and Richardson from the vehicle.  As officers attempted to remove the two rear passengers in the vehicle, the Echo became completely engulfed in flames, and officers were forced to stop life saving attempts.

Osman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Richardson was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The two rear passengers were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The rear passengers will be identified after the Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed their identities.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 12-014
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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