In the early hours of Saturday morning, roads throughout the nation were iced over. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, this has led to cars sliding off the roads and a few crashes. One Baltimore, Maryland, incident ended in two deaths after a tanker carrying gasoline slid off the I-95 highway.
CBS-Baltimore is reporting that the accident happened just before 5 a.m. Fifteen people were injured in the tragedy, and at least three are in critical condition. The crash, which was caught on camera, ended in a fiery explosion and the governor of Maryland as well as the mayor of Baltimore have both made statements on the incident. Governor Larry Hogan said, “I strongly urge all Marylanders to use common sense and put their safety first by heeding all travel warnings from state and local authorities…the First Lady and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives early this morning as a result of fatal accidents.”
CBS correspondent, Devin Bartolotta, was at the scene of the accident and reported that at least 55 cars were involved in the pile-up that resulted from the accident. The roadway was completely shut down for most of the morning.