MDOT truck driver dead after roadwork incident

A Maryland Department of Transportation truck driver is dead after an industrial incident Saturday afternoon.

It happened around noon Saturday on Arundel Expressway near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard.

Maryland State Police said 54-year-old Michael Spencer of Baltimore, Maryland, was outside his truck when an excavator moved a concrete barrier onto the truck’s trailer and pinned him.

Paramedics took Spencer to the hospital where he later died.

The excavator operator, identified as 53-year-old Sherman Offer of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was also injured, but he is expected to be OK. Officials said it is unclear what exactly led to the incident.

No arrests were made and Maryland State Police is investigating.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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