Fatal Fiery Tanker Truck Crash Shuts Down I-70 Lanes in Maryland

Someone died after a fiery crash involving a tanker truck on Interstate 70 Tuesday, according to Maryland State Police, but their identity has not been confirmed.

a close up of a fire (C) Provided by NBC Washington D.C.

The truck rolled over and then burst into flames on eastbound I-70 near New Market, state police said. Traffic was delayed during the evening rush hour. As of 10:00 p.m., the eastbound lanes of I-70 remained closed for cleanup and investigation.

WATCH: #Chopper4 video: Tanker truck fire fed by punctured fuel tank, keeps re-igniting here on Rt 70 between #NewMarket and #MountAiry #mdtraffic highway remains CLOSED #BreakingNews @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/71A6uDGIUT

— BRAD ?REITA? (@Chopper4Brad) March 23, 2021

The flames could be seen by air from Chopper4.

Fuel could be seen pouring out of the flaming truck around 4 p.m. Crews appeared to be letting it burn off.  Information was not immediately released on why the crash may have occurred. 

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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