Investigators with Maryland State Police confirm the fuel tank did rupture inside the couple's Jeep Liberty; killing Joseph Digiovanni, 69 and his wife, Esther Digiovanni, 68, of Falling Waters.
As we've reported, the Digiovanni's were driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty, a model that was recalled by Chrysler several months ago.
The jeep was rear-ended by a truck right near the West Virginia-Maryland border before it burst into flames.
Police are still looking into just how fast the driver was going at the time of impact.
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