1 dead in I-70 crash in Frederick County

One person is dead after a crash on Interstate 70 early Thursday in New Market, Maryland.

Maryland State Police said around 3 a.m. a tanker semi-trailer and a passenger car, believed to be a Honda Civic, going east on the interstate crashed.

“The passenger car was fully engulfed in flames and one unidentified occupant was located deceased inside,” police said in a news release.

The man in the semi-trailer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Eastbound I-70 reopened around 8:45 a.m.

Westbound I-70 reopened just after 9 a.m.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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