Fire causes massive interstate shutdown


Jan. 13, 2004, midnight | By Adedeji Ogunfolu | 18 years ago

At least two dead in explosive accident


This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from the wtop.com article "Tanker Truck Accident Starts Fire on I-95" published on Jan. 13.

Two people were killed Tuesday in a collision that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. along Interstate 95 near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. No survivors have been reported at this time.

The accident involved a tanker truck carrying large amounts of an unidentified flammable substance that dropped from the I-895 overpass onto moving 1-95 traffic below, according to ABC7 news. Two automobiles and two tractor trailers were involved in the crash.

An extensive brush fire burned along the site, and smoke could be seen for miles, fire officials said. The fire burned for about an hour before it was contained and was so intense that firefighters from Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore-Washington International Airport were issued to work on the scene. Maryland State Police were also working at the site.

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