Fatal accident on I-70

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A single-vehicle crash kills one

MARYLAND (WDVM) –Maryland State Police have confirmed a fatal car accident.

The accident happened on I-70-westbound at Exit 12 Monday evening around 9:15.

Police now report that a pick up truck traveling at a high speed attempted to pass another vehicle, switched lanes again, and lost control, entering the median. The truck hit several trees before bursting into flames.

Maryland State Police have now identified the driver who died in the crash as Justin David Sproehnle, 38, of Halfway, MD. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Police believe that speeding and reckless driving led to the crash and they continue to investigate.

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