Raw video: Tanker truck crash & burn on I-81 in PA. Rig carried diesel fuel.

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Parts of Interstate 81 and Route 22/322 in Dauphin County are closed due to a  fiery crash.

A tanker overturned and  caught fire on the ramp from I-81 northbound to Route 22/322 westbound about 6  a.m.

The truck, which was  coming from Carlisle, was filled with diesel. The driver, a 52-year-old man from  Dover, suffered minor burns and after he got out, the tanker exploded multiple  times.


State police Trooper Robert Hicks said the crash occurred at 6:10 a.m. when the tanker, fully loaded with diesel, overturned on the I-81 northbound ramp to 322 West near mile marker 67.

The truck then caught fire and multiple explosions occurred.

The driver, a 52-year-old man from Dover, was able to escape the truck with minor burns. He was taken to Harrisburg Hospital, Hicks said. His name was not immediately released.

The truck was coming from Carlisle, and no other vehicles or people were involved. The crash is still under investigation.

The tanker was on fire for about 45 minutes on the 22/322 overpass. 

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