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Tractor-trailer's cab severed in crash; driver survives

Investigators look over the scene of a tractor-trailer after a crash on U.S. 15 north, Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2017, in Frederick, Md. Maryland State Police say the tractor-trailer's cab separated from the rest of the rig when the truck hit a guardrail, and then fell from a highway overpass onto a city street with the driver inside. A state police helicopter flew the driver to the University of Maryland Medical Center's shock trauma unit in Baltimore, about 50 miles away. Bill Green/The Frederick News-Post via AP)
February 14, 2017 - 1:06 PM

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police say a tractor-trailer's cab separated from the rest of the rig when the truck hit a guardrail, and then slid down an embankment onto a city street with the driver inside.

Police say in a statement that 31-year-old Matthew Black of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening in the accident Tuesday morning on a U.S. 15 overpass in Frederick.

Police say Black was flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center's shock trauma unit in Baltimore, about 50 miles east of the crash.

The crash forced closures of both U.S. 15 and West 7th Street as crews removed the wreckage and cleaned up spilled fuel.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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