A tractor-trailer truck driver escaped injury Tuesday after they were pinned in their vehicle for about 90 minutes after a crash on Interstate 70.
Eastbound lanes on I-70 were closed for about two hours while emergency rescue crews worked to extricate the driver. The crash was reported just east of the Washington County line, according to state police.
The driver was flown to a hospital for an evaluation after being freed from the vehicle, according to a press release.
The crash, reported at 9:57 a.m., occurred near the South Mountain Welcome Center Rest Area in the 39- and 40-mile markers of eastbound I-70, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's Coordinated Highways Action Response Team website. The eastbound lanes remained closed until about 12:15 p.m., according to a Maryland State Police post on Twitter.
Initial reports from the CHART website indicated the crash involved three vehicles, including a tractor-trailer that overturned off the road, but a state police press release issued at 1:49 p.m. states that the crash involved only a single vehicle, a tractor-trailer that ran off the road and struck several trees.
None of the westbound lanes were affected during the emergency response, according to the CHART website.