NEW MARKET, Md. — A deadly crash shut down Interstate 70 in New Market, Maryland Thursday morning.

Police said at least one person is dead after a car became engulfed in flames when it collided with a tanker tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes of I-70.

According to Sgt. Adam Matthai with Maryland State Police, troopers were called to the fiery scene around 3:03 a.m.  The driver of a Honda Civic was found dead inside of the car and an investigation is underway to determine if there were any other passengers.  The driver of the tanker tractor-trailer was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  His current condition is unknown. 

The investigation blocked I-70 in both directions between Exit 62 for Rt. 75 and Exit 59 for MD 144.  

Sgt. Matthai said MSP is working to determine what the tanker was hauling. 

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