LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash that has killed a driver and his two passengers.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office says the deadly crash occurred early Tuesday in the Maryland town of La Plata.

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A police statement says the driver of a Mercedes swerved off a roadway and slammed into a tree. Investigators say the car caught fire following the impact.

Police say a passerby was able to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle. The bodies of two passengers were later found inside the car after firefighters doused the flames.

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The dead driver has been identified as Eric Lamont Moss, a 28-year-old from La Plata. He was flown to a hospital but died from his injuries.

Investigators are trying to identify the two dead passengers.

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