Hazmat teams responding to Essex truck crash

Truck Crash Essex 20160912UPDATE: Here is the official report from Baltimore County regarding the crash:

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Monday afternoon crash on Eastern Boulevard involving a tractor trailer.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that around 1:14 p.m., a tractor trailer was exiting off of Route 702 to go west-bound Eastern Boulevard. Instead of heading west-bound on Eastern Boulevard, the tractor trailer crossed the west-bound lanes, crossed the median, and crossed east-bound Eastern Boulevard before coming to a stop. The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

The tractor trailer did not hit any other vehicles.

East-bound Eastern Boulevard is closed at Route 702. The west-bound lanes are open.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original story below…

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Emergency crews are responding to a crash that resulted in a hazmat leak in Essex on Monday afternoon.

At just after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, paramedics reported to the 400 block of Eastern Boulevard for a report of a crash.

At the scene, crews found that a tractor-trailer was involved in the accident.

Fuel is spilling onto the roadway and hazmat crews have been called to the scene.

Motorists should avoid the area.

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