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Driver dies in tractor-trailer accident near Hagerstown

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 08:36:40-04

Maryland State Police say the driver of a tractor trailer died after running off the road and striking a tree near Hagerstown Thursday morning. Police say the truck was driving eastbound on I-70 near Rt 65 when it ran off the right side of the highway, down an embankment and struck a tree.

Police expect the road to be closed until 9:30 a.m. while the truck is removed; fuel is being off-loaded to prevent spilling into Antietam Creek.

No one else was involved in the accident; police are continuing to investigate.