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Driver in tanker fire taken to shock trauma, delays on I-795 & Beltway

Driver hospitalized after fuel tanker erupts in flames on I-795
Posted at 7:52 AM, Mar 24, 2023

PIKESVILLE, Md. — A fuel tanker erupted in flames after overturning on I-795 Friday morning.

The crash happened before 6am on the northbound side, near I-695.

Driver hospitalized after fuel tanker erupts in flames on I-795

Police say the driver was taken to Shock Trauma in serious condition. No one else was injured.

The cause remains under investigation.

Although the fire's been extinguished, crews are still on scene containing any potential diesel fuel spillage.

Driver hospitalized after fuel tanker erupts in flames on I-795

For now I-795 north remains shutdown between the Beltway and Owings Mills Boulevard. Exit ramps on both sides of I-695 onto I-795 are also closed.

Driver hospitalized after fuel tanker erupts in flames on I-795

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