BALTIMORE, MD — Authorities say weather is to blame for two deaths in a massive interstate pileup in Baltimore Saturday, December 17th.
According to WGN, the 55-vehicle crash on an icy stretch of I-95 in Baltimore left at least two dead and motorists stranded for hours around 5:00 a.m.
Fifteen people were taken to hospitals.
Drivers captured the destruction as they passed by, including a semi that caught fire and many cars, trucks and semis tangled together.
Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark says crews were still working on clearing the wreckage Saturday afternoon.
“It’s approximately about 40 vehicles that’s including cars and tractor trailers that caused this pile-up. I-95 north is shut down from Katelyn Boulevard to Washington Boulevard at this point. I-95 south, we just managed to get with transportation and get one lane open at this time, so southbound is moving — but only one lane,” said Chief Clark.
A video posted on social media showed a fuel truck flipping over a median on the interstate near the Washington Boulevard exit before erupting in flames, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. Clark confirmed the video showed the I-95 crash.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says people should stay off the roads when possible this weekend.