Car drives into The Potomac; two dead one transported

Picture Credit: DC Fire and EMS

Picture Credit: DC Fire and EMS

WASHINGTON – The United States Park Police are investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 10:40pm Saturday when a vehicle traveling northbound on Ohio Drive near Parkway Drive left the roadway and crashed into the Potomac River. One passenger swam to shore and alerted authorities.

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Picture Credit: DC Fire and EMS

With the assistance of many agencies, the vehicle was located under water.  Both the driver and another passenger were found deceased in the vehicle.  At this point, the cause of the crash and the causes of death are still being investigated.  The surviving passenger was transported a local hospital.

There is no further information at this time.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact our detectives at 202-610-8730.

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