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.
We will update that information as soon as it becomes available.