Damascus Fuel Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Frederick County Crash

A fuel truck driver from Damascus died Tuesday during a fiery crash in Frederick County, according to Maryland State Police.

William J. Costigan, 57, was hauling diesel fuel westbound on Interstate 70 near Exit 68 in Mount Airy when his truck drove off the left side of the road and into the median around 3 p.m., state police said.

The truck turned over and caught fire. Costigan was declared dead at the scene. It was unclear why the vehicle traveled off the road, and the police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

All lanes of I-70 were closed for hours on Tuesday due to the fire before reopening around 9 p.m.

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Bryan Gallion

About Bryan Gallion

Bryan Gallion is a freelance reporter for Montgomery Community Media. He previously interned with MCM in the spring of 2019. Bryan recently earned a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at bgallion@mymcmedia.org.

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