Murder USA: Austin Donovan Hall pleads guilty to DUI fatal crash in teen joyride that killed Shawn Gangloff

Montgomery County Police Beat

 

Teen drinking party preceded joyride into tree

From WJLA 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 died in Olney car crash

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WJLA

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.

Shawn Gangloff of Olney Md killed in teenage booze cruise. Austin Donovan Hall pleaded guilty on June 17 2015

Shawn Gangloff of Olney Md killed in teenage booze cruise. Austin Donovan Hall pleaded guilty on June 17 2015

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.

Update: Names Released of Three Teenagers Involved in Olney Collision

From Montgomery County Police

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department– Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a single-vehicle collision that occurred early this morning in Olney.

The driver is being identified as Austin Donovan Hall, age 17, of the 3400 block of Tanterra Circle in Brookeville. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The front-seat passenger is being identified as Maxwell Elliott Dechter, age 17, of the 800 block of Lindsey Manor Lane in Silver Spring. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The rear-seat passenger is being identified as Shawn Richard Gangloff, age 15, of the 17600 block of Princess Anne Drive in Olney. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. –

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