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Tractor-trailer driver hits fuel tanker after falling asleep on Beltway

Posted at 6:24 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 09:35:08-05

Major traffic and delays were on the inner loop of the Beltway after a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel. 

Officials say the crash happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night and all lanes around Liberty Road were closed until around 5:30 Thursday morning. 

Maryland State Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer fell asleep and then hit the back of a fuel tanker. The driver was able to jump out of the truck before it caught fire and was destroyed. 

He is recovering at Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. 

No other information has been released regarding other injuries during the crash.