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A total lack of traffic is seen on I-83 in northern Baltimore County after a collision between a car and a tractor trailer shut down traffic.
A total lack of traffic is seen on I-83 in northern Baltimore County after a collision between a car and a tractor trailer shut down traffic.

One person is being transported to a medical facility with life-threatening injuries and hazmat operations are underway after a collision between a tractor-trailer and another vehicle on I-83 South in northern Baltimore County, fire officials said Tuesday morning.

Crews were dispatched at 8:30 a.m. to the area of I-83 South near exit 36, for Old York Road, and reported that a car was “stuck” under a tractor trailer and the tractor trailer was on fire, according to a tweet from the Baltimore County Fire Department. One person was reported to be trapped in the car.

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An image from the scene, shared by the Baltimore County Fire Department, showed the vehicle and the tractor trailer crashed in a wooded area off the highway. Officials said the patient was transported to a “trauma facility” but did not specify where; crews from York County in Pennsylvania assisted.

No other injuries were reported.

At 8:45 a.m., emergency responders had removed the patient from the car and were working on extinguishing the fire, which was reported out at 8:53 a.m. Fire officials said hazmat operations are “in progress” to control a fuel spill from the tractor trailer and a landing zone for a helicopter to transport the patient had been established at a nearby weigh station.

As of 9:59 a.m., some travel lanes and the right off-ramp were reported closed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Coordinated Highways Action Response Team.

Drivers and others were asked to avoid the area.

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