Myersville, MD — A fiery tractor-trailer crash in the area of Myersville, MD claimed the life of 51-year-old Lionel Lee Moser Friday, August 11, 2017.
The incident took place on Interstate 70 around 4:48 a.m. According to reports, responding officials found the semi-truck on fire in a wooded area. It appears the lone occupant of the truck was killed at the scene of the incident. It’s unclear at this time what led to the crash.
Police officials are investigating the scene of the incident in an effort to determine the cause.
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One detail often glossed over by media outlets in these types of crashes is what led to the fire. Though common, fiery truck crashes are anomalous. Were it not for poor gas tank design, these trucks wouldn’t burst into flames every time they run off the roadway, nor when they’re involved in low speed collisions. Unfortunately, this angle is often left unexamined by both media outlets and police officials alike. Was flawed gas tank design a factor here? Well, unto a more thorough investigation takes place, we can’t say for certain. However, considering
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