3 Dead After Car Hits Tree, Explodes in La Plata

Three people were killed after their car struck a tree and exploded in La Plata, Maryland, on Tuesday morning. 

Eric Lamont Moss, 28, was traveling southbound on Rosehill Road, when he lost control and struck a tree near Hawthorne Road just before 1 a.m., investigators said. 

The car caught fire. Kar Benjiman and his son, Suriad Ware, were driving past and were able to pull Moss from the car before it exploded. 

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the bodies of two passengers inside the car. Moss was flown to a hospital but died from his injuries a short time later. 

Investigators are still working to identify the passengers inside his car. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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