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23 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) officials confirm 55 vehicles were involved, and approximately 40 of those vehicles were still being cleared from the roadway by the afternoon.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A multi-vehicle accident caused more than a dozen injuries after a tanker truck fell off I-95 and exploded early Saturday morning..

Two people, including the driver of the tanker, were killed.

"Approximately around 5 a.m. this morning....a tractor trailer tanker truck was traveling on the roadway, lost control of his tanker, went up on the jersey wall," MDTA Police Lt. Kevin Ayd said. "Due to that elevated part of the roadway went in between the north and southbound lanes down below, on the railroad tracks that were down below. Upon impact the tanker truck exploded, started a large fire."

Multiple people were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) following the crash, which involved 67 vehicles, officials said.

Seven of the 23 injured are currently at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for head injuries and broken bones. Four patients are in critical condition, two in serious condition and one in fair condition.

The 16 other patients are being treated for various injuries ranging from broken bones to lacerations and cuts at UMMC's emergency department.

The crash was one of several accidents reported during icy conditions Saturday morning.

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