Fatal Collision with Gas Tanker Explosion on Interstate 97
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (December 17, 2016) – Two people died and dozens were injured in a fiery explosion along Interstate 95 between Caton Avenue and Washington Boulevard on Saturday, reported the Baltimore Sun. (map)
The accident occurred shortly before 5:00 a.m. on northbound I-95 near the exit for Washington Boulevard.
A large tanker carrying gasoline fell from a bridge and exploded on CSX Transportation railroad tracks below.
Tragically, two people were killed and dozens more were injured. One of the deceased victims was the driver of the tractor-trailer.
University of Maryland Medical Center has reported they are caring for a total of 23 patients from this crash.
The range of injuries includes broken bones, cuts and bruises and lacerations, and head injuries.
Icy conditions are considered to be a significant factor in this devastating crash.
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as they are made available.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said attorney . “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
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