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

Traffic on I-70 was backed up for miles in either direction, the view from Chopper4 showed

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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.

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.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 remained closed for hours during cleanup and investigation. They reopened overnight.

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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