URBANA, Md. (AP) — Maryland State police say the driver of a car that had been reported stolen in Virginia was killed when the vehicle left the road, went down an embankment and burst into flames.

It happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 270 near Urbana. Troopers say the car was being operated recklessly while traveling north on the interstate.

The News-Post of Frederick reports that the vehicle left the highway, went through a guardrail, traveled down an embankment, hit several trees and burst into flames. The driver, who was the lone occupant, was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers have not identified the driver. The crash is under investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. queen says:

    Good, now that azzhole is known as the toast of the town.

  2. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

    Just one of the many things I am thankfull for!

  3. KottaMan says:

    Great outcome for the law-abiding populace. I am grateful.

  4. Meeee says:

    That would have been awesome to see. I wonder if there will be a replay so I can eat popcorn while chanting the valtrex slogan… one less!

  5. GM says:

    No mstter what the guy stole, I am still sorry that he died over it. He has a family probably and think of their feelings.

  6. Sharon says:

    Some of you people are REALLY sick. Even if he stole the car, nobody deserves to die. Its just a car. What is wrong with you people?

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