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Reports: Two Dead After Tanker Slides Off Bridge in Baltimore

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Two people were killed and several others seriously injured after a series of accidents, including one incident where a tanker slid over a jersey wall.

WBAL-TV in Baltimore said a gas tanker truck overturned and fell off an elevated portion of Interstate 95 in downtown Baltimore. The Baltimore City Fire Department said two people killed and 15 were injured after the tanker burst into flames, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said multiple cars were also involved in the scene. Traffic was detoured off northbound I-95 onto I-695.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement after the crash.

“I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities. Road conditions in many areas of the state are still extremely dangerous, and all those who can avoid travel should stay off the roads until conditions have improved.

“The First Lady and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives early this morning as a result of fatal accidents. Our state’s entire emergency management, transportation, and law enforcement resources are fully engaged in managing this situation and are working closely with local jurisdictions to provide needed support. I offer my sincerest gratitude to the state and local first responders who are working diligently at the scene of these incidents and who will continue to do so until the roadways are clear.”

Baltimore County emergency officials said dozens of vehicles collided on the Beltway in the Rosedale area, and six people were taken to a hospital, according to WBAL-TV.

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