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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Maryland State Police Department is investigating a tractor-trailer crash that happened Saturday morning on eastbound I-70 at Route 63.

Police said the collision happened around 6:56 a.m.

A tractor-trailer combination was going eastbound on I-70 and experienced a tire blow out on the vehicle, police said. The blow out caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit a construction barrier on the right shoulder, police added.

The vehicle then traveled across the eastbound lanes and hit a guardrail before overturning in the center median.

The driver, Lawrence Thomas, 37, of Odenton, Md. was taken to the Meritus Medical Center.

The left lane of I-70 at Route 63 is closed and intermittently the right lane as well, police said. Traffic is being redirected off of the ramp to Route 63 and back onto I-70 eastbound.

The crash is still being investigated, police said.

The operator, Lawrence Thomas (37yo) of Odenton, MD, was transported by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center.

This collision is causing the left lane of I-70 at Route 63 to be closed and intermittently the right lane also. The traffic is being redirected off of the ramp to Route 63 and back onto I-70 eastbound. The lane closure is still in effect at the time of this press release.

The collision is still under investigation at this time.

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