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Daniel John Baker and Richard Franklin Scotton II killed in fiery Silver Spring crash

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Montgomery County Police have released the identities of two men killed when the vehicle they were riding in struck a tree and burst into flames in Silver Spring.

Investigators say the driver, 27-year-old Daniel John Baker, and the passenger, 26-year-old Richard Franklin Scotton II, died in the fiery wreck in the 15700 block of Holly Grove Road in the Cloverly area about 12:22 a.m. on August 13.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a Subaru, traveling north on Holly Grove Road, left the right side of the roadway, spun around, and struck a tree on the passenger side.The vehicle then caught fire, killing the men. Both were from Silver Spring.

Police say it’s unclear what caused the accident. An investigation is ongoing.

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