The driver of a tanker truck has died after the vehicle overturned and exploded into a fireball Saturday on U.S. Route 15 near Frederick, Maryland, officials said.
The flames from the explosion damaged multiple homes and cars and shutdown the highway in both directions between Route 50 and 7th Street, according to the Maryland State Police.
“No other injuries or fatalities have been reported from this incident,” state police said.
State police also said the state fire marshal and the Maryland Department of the Environment were responding to the scene.
Residents and onlookers posted photos and video of the fire and a plume of smoke on social media.
Officials expect to give more details at a 3 p.m. press conference.