MYERSVILLE, MD : A Smithsburg man died early Friday in a tractor-trailer crash on Friday, August 11, 2017
A Smithsburg man died early Friday in a tractor-trailer crash on westbound Interstate 70 in Frederick County, according to Maryland State Police.
Lionel Lee Moser Sr., 51, was identified by police as the driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed and caught fire about 3:20 a.m. on I-70 at Mount Tabor Road.
The crash site is west of Myersville, near the westbound South Mountain Welcome Center.
Arriving troopers found a Peterbilt tractor-trailer and the surrounding woods on fire. After emergency crews put out the flames, Moser's body was found, police said in a news release.
Police said it was unclear why the truck left the highway.
No other occupants or witnesses have been identified.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Frederick barrack of the state police at 301-600-4150.
Smithsburg man dies in I-70 tractor-trailer crash