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67-vehicle pileup in Baltimore kills 2, injures several others

Two people died in a 67-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 in Baltimore on Saturday, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded on a highway, rolled over and exploded, authorities say.

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Wrecked vehicles lie next to the divider after a series of accidents on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, 2016, following an overnight ice storm. (Colin Campbell/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Two people died in a 67-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 in Baltimore on Saturday, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded on a highway, rolled over and exploded, authorities say.

Amateur video shows the scene of the crash, which included multiple heavy goods vehicles.

Flames shot into the sky after the fuel tanker slammed into a guard rail. Authorities say the truck driver died.

Hospital officials say nearly two dozen people were treated for injuries including broken bones and head trauma.

Fire officials said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash, which occurred around 5 a.m. local time.

It was unclear whether the pileup started before the tanker crash or was caused by it.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed while crews cleaned up the mess.

The fiery pileup was one of dozens of crashes in the Baltimore-Washington area as freezing rain slowly accumulated 
into an icy sheet on roadways.

With files from Reuters

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