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Shawn Richard Gangloff, 15, of Olney dies day after car hits tree; two other teens seriously injured

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OLNEY, Md. -- Three teenaged boys were seriously injured, including one who died Sunday, when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree in Olney early Saturday morning.

Shawn Gangloff, 15, died from injuries in the Olney car crash. (Photo given to WJLA by a family friend)

When Montgomery County Police officers and Fire & Rescue personnel arrived at the crash scene near Hines Road and Macduff Avenue at approximately 1:23 a.m., the driver and front passenger were trapped in the car, police say. The back-seat passenger had been thrown from the car.

Police say Austin Donovan Hall, 17, of Brookeville, was the driver. Maxwell Elliott Dechter, 17, of Silver Spring was in the front seat and Shawn Richard Gangloff, 15, was sitting in back.

All three were taken to a hospital, Gangloff with life-threatening injuries. Hall and Dechter had serious injuries, police say.

Gangloff died at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Montgomery County Police.

Hall was driving the 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible west on Hines Road when the car went off the road and hit a tree, a light pole, and a telephone box. The car rolled over before it stopped, police say.

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