UPDATE: Tire Blowout Caused Interstate 70 EB Tractor Trailer Accident

Published 02/23 2014 07:45AM

Updated 02/23 2014 07:51AM

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - New information has been released on the Interstate-70 eastbound tractor trailer accident that happened on Saturday around 7 a.m.

Maryland State Police in Hagerstown say their preliminary investigation indicates a tire blowout had caused the accident, and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The tractor trailer was driven by Lawrence Thomas, 37, when he was traveling eastbound, struck a guardrail, and overturned in the center median.

Police say traffic had to be detoured for more than 12 hours onto the Route 63 ramp.

Thomas was taken to Meritus Medical Center with no update on his current condition.

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