Two Found Dead After Car Crash, House Fire in Potomac (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. Police are now confirming the two deaths are connected. Police said the issues began at work. According to police, autopsies are underway and we should have more details about what led to these deaths later today.

Earlier today, in this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Police Spokesperson Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti recapped information police had at the time:

Montgomery County police are investigating the discovery of two bodies, a man and a woman, found dead at two different locations in the Potomac area this afternoon.

Police Spokesperson Lucille Baur said police are investigating if there is a connection between the two deaths because of the proximity of the scenes, near Piney Meetinghouse Road and River Road, and because of the timing with which they occurred.

The first incident, reported by Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer on his Twitter account, was a fatal car collision at Piney Meetinghouse Road near River Road. Corporal Rebecca Innocenti said that call came into dispatchers at 2:33 p.m. today. A man was found deceased in the car, police said.

One minute later, at 2:34 p.m., Innocenti said dispatch received a report of a house fire at Great Elm Drive.

greatelmphoto-1881On his Twitter account, Piringer reported that firefighters found a deceased person in the garage on Great Elm Drive while responding to the report of a house fire. Piringer said a small fire in the garage was extinguished by firefighters. Police have confirmed the victim is a woman.

According to Piringer, police are investigating this incident as a death investigation. No other information has been released.

— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) October 1, 2014

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Sonya Burke

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