1 dead after tractor trailer crash on Interstate 70 in Frederick County

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A person is dead after a tractor trailer crash early Friday morning in Frederick County, Maryland.

The accident happened around 4:48 a.m. along westbound Interstate 70 near Myersville close to the rest area.

Police say when they arrived they found the tractor trailer on fire in the woods. The surrounding wooded area was also on fire.

Once fire crews extinguished the flames, one person was found dead.

It is unclear what caused the crash. The person found dead has not yet been identified.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4150.