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Elkridge man dies when van hits tractor-trailer parked along I-70

A 24-year-old man died Saturday evening when his van slammed into a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of I-70 south of Woodlawn, state police said.

The van's driver, Jonathan Shane White, of Elkridge, died at the scene, police said.

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Police were called at 8:10 p.m. to the crash on westbound I-70, west of Cooks Lane. An investigation found the tractor-trailer's driver had parked on the left shoulder and was on the catwalk of the passenger side, inspecting the trailer. Then the 2011 Chevrolet Express drifted onto the shoulder and hit the tractor-trailer in the back, pushing it forward a short distance, police said.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries. Police said Sunday it was unknown if additional factors contributed to the crash.

Westbound I-70 was closed to I-695 past midnight.

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