3 dead after car crashes, explodes in La Plata

Three people are reported dead after a car crashed into a tree and exploded. The incident happened in Charles County, Maryland, early Tuesday morning at about 1A.M.

A Mercedes was traveling south on Rosehill Road near Hawthorne Road in La Plata when the driver lost control of the car. The car struck a tree and caught fire.

A passerby was able to pull the driver away from the car before it exploded. Once the fire was extinguished, two more people were discovered inside the car.

Charles County police are unable to identify their ages and genders at this time. The driver has been identified as Eric Lamont Moss, 28, of La Plata. He died later at a hospital.

Investigators are working to identify the two passengers.

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