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Driver is third to die following Aspen Hill crash

Two passengers killed on Friday

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The driver of a car that crashed into a parked vehicle in Aspen Hill on Friday has died, Montgomery County police said on Monday.

The crash also killed two passengers in the car.

Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Karl Neil Ross, 86, of the 3200 block of North Leisure World Boulevard., was driving a 2018 Toyota Avalon east on Park Vista Drive.

He was headed toward Hatteras Way when he crossed a double yellow line and hit an unoccupied parked vehicle, police said in a press release. The Avalon caught fire.

Ross was severely injured and taken to a hospital, where he died on Sunday, police said on Monday.

Passengers Martha Luise Ross, 78, and Joan Williams Jenkins, 91, both also of the 3200 block of North Leisure World Boulevard, were riding in Karl Ross’s car. Despite life-saving attempts, the two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Martha Ross and Karl Ross lived in the same apartment, police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale told Bethesda Beat on Monday. He did not have additional details about their relationship.

Goodale said that Jenkins lived in the same building as the other two people in the car.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com