Police: 2 teens killed in crash of stolen car

Posted at 11:55 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 17:39:55-04

Two teenagers died Wednesday night in a car crash at Liberty Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road in northwest Baltimore.

Police say that at approximately 11:50 p.m, officers recognized a white BMW traveling southbound on Reisterstown Road fitting the description of a car stolen earlier in the day at 11:30 a.m. 

When the officers attempted to make a traffic stop, the vehicle struck a curb and crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Liberty Heights Avenue. 

Two males, ages 13 and 16 years old, died at the scene. The 13-year-old was sitting in the rear of the car on the passenger's side, while the 16-year-old was in the front passenger seat. 

Police say a 16-year-old driver was not injured, but was transferred to an area hospital as a precaution. Another survivor, a 13-year-old, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He was seated in the rear of the car behind the driver, according to police. 

"Two teenagers are deceased and two families are grieving," T.J. Smith of the Baltimore Police Department said at a media briefing Thursday afternoon. "We need to have our thoughts with the two grieving families."

The incident is still under investigation. Police urge anyone with information to contact crash investigators at 410-396-2606.

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