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Maryland State Police investigating fatal pedestrian, tractor trailer collision

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Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 08:18:58-04

WESTMINSTER — Maryland State Police are investigating a collision involving a tractor trailer and a pedestrian on westbound MD 140, west of Market Street in Westminster.

According to police, just after 4 p.m. on Friday, a pedestrian, Ira Lewis Blankman, was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of the 140 when he was struck by a 2000 International 9100 truck tractor towing a 1971 Pennco Industries tanker trailer.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information relating to the collision is asked to call TFC Rafter at the Westminster Barrack at (410) 386-3000.