2 Dead After Car Goes Into Potomac River - NBC4 Washington

2 Dead After Car Goes Into Potomac River

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    • Dive crews went into the water and found the car with two people inside.

    • Around 3 a.m., the car was removed from the river and the victims transported from the scene.

    • U.S. Park Police said the car was speeding down Ohio Drive when the driver lost control and crashed into the river.

    Two people were killed after their car plunged into the Potomac River Saturday night, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.

    U.S. Park Police arrived at Ohio Drive near Parkway Drive for reports of a car in the river about 10:40 p.m. One person, who apparently jumped out of the car, told D.C. fire crews there were still two people trapped inside the vehicle in the water.

    Dive crews went into the water and found the car with two people inside. Crews continued to search the river for other possible victims, but no one else was found.

    Abound 3 a.m., the car was removed from the river and the victims transported from the scene.

    The person who jumped from the car was taken to a hospital.

    U.S. Park Police said the car was speeding down Ohio Drive when the driver lost control and crashed into the river.

    One of the deceased has been identified as Marquis Goodman of Washington, D.C.