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Driver in fatal North Potomac crash out of hospital

NORTH POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- The driver in the North Potomac car crash that left two recent Wootton High School graduates dead was released from the hospital Tuesday, WUSA9 has learned.

Police say Sam Ellis, 18, was driving an Acura TSX late Thursday night when it flew into a fence and landed upside down on someone's front yard.

Alexander Murk and

Calvin Jia-Xing Li, both 18-years-old, were killed in the accident. Ellis suffered life-threatening injuries, but was able to recover. A fourth passenger was also seriously injured, but police did not release his name because he is a juvenile.


On Wednesday, Ellis, who is also a recent graduate of Wootton, tweeted out a message of condolence about Murk and Li.

A preliminary investigation revealed speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Additionally, police say Murk and Li were not wearing seat-belts at the time of the crash.


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