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      Man sues Md. police over fiery Chevy Chase crash that killed 3

      Kyree Nelson, left, and Emmanuel Nelson, right, were killed in the crash.

      ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A man who survived a police chase that ended in a fiery crash with three dead has sued the Montgomery County police department.

      The Washington Post reports that a lawsuit seeking more than $10 million in damages was filed on behalf of 18-year-old Reeco Richardson.

      Richardson was the front-seat passenger in a Toyota Echo that slammed into a tree, bursting into flames, in the culmination of a police chase at Chevy Chase Circle last month. Officers drove after the vehicle in a high-speed chase after the car had been reported stolen.

      Richardson alleges in the suit that a police cruiser rammed the car, causing it to catch fire. Three teenagers died.

      A police spokesman says the department believes that no police cruiser ever came into contact with the Echo.