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.
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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.