Md. Crash Came After High-Speed D.C. Chase
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Detectives are investigating whether a high-speed car chase in the District on Sunday contributed to a traffic collision that killed two men in Silver Spring later that evening, police said yesterday.
Shawn Ryan Terrill, 24 and Ahmad Givon Glenn, 23, both of Woodbridge, died after the Honda Accord they were in was struck by a silver Chevrolet Impala about 11:40 p.m. in the 8000 block of Georgia Avenue, Montgomery County police said.
Terrill was driving the Accord, and Glenn was in the right rear passenger seat, police said.
Lt. Eric Burnett, a Montgomery police spokesman, said the Impala was traveling north on Georgia Avenue at high speed when it slammed into a Ford Crown Victoria and then struck the Accord. The three vehicles came to a stop near Sligo Avenue.
D.C. police Cmdr. Hilton Burton said District officers chased the Impala after spotting it heading north on Georgia Avenue above the speed limit. A preliminary investigation shows that the three officers involved in the chase followed departmental procedure, he said.
"They tried to make a stop. They activated their lights, and the vehicle accelerated and went into Montgomery County," Burton said. "The officers turned around."
Police chases in the Washington area generally end at the border unless the driver is believed to have committed a serious crime. Montgomery police did not chase the driver of the Impala, Burnett said.
Two female passengers in the Accord and one person in the Impala were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not considering life-threatening, Montgomery police said. The driver of the Crown Victoria suffered minor injuries.
Montgomery detectives interviewed a person from the Impala, who was seriously injured but in stable condition yesterday.
Officers were trying to track down yesterday at least two people who are believed to have been in the Impala and who apparently fled on foot after the crash. Burnett said the two individuals are believed to have suffered serious injuries.
"They're going to need medical attention," Burnett said.
It is unclear why they fled. Police asked medical personnel in the area to contact them if they treat people with injuries consistent with a motor vehicle collision.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 301-840-2435.
Staff writer Robert E. Pierre contributed to this report.