Interstate shut down for hours
New Market, Md. (DG) – The driver of a tanker truck died in Tuesday’s fiery crash on I-70 that shut down the roadway for hours.
Maryland State Police report the truck rolled over and then burst into flames on eastbound I-70 near New Market.
Both sides of the interstate were closed for several hours while the scene was investigated.
Police confirmed the driver of the truck died in the crash and the cause of the accident is still not known.
State Police have tentatively identified the driver as William J. Costigan, 57, of Damascus, Md. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification confirmation, troopers say.