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Early video: Fiery, fatal crash on I-95’s Wilson Bridge with 3 workers rescued

Workers were in basket of snooper truck underneath bridge with their vehicle burning above

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Paul Wagner, WTTG-TV/FOX5:

Emergency crews rescued three workers who were trapped by fire underneath the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Wednesday after a deadly multi-vehicle crash ignited a blaze and for a period of time closed all lanes of traffic in both directions.

The fire was reported around 11 a.m. on the outer-loop lanes of the bridge. Assistant Fire Chief with Prince George’s County Fire Denny Chatel says there were four vehicles involved in the crash, one of which was a tractor-trailer, and three construction vehicles.

Officials say there were construction workers who were underneath the bridge in a bucket at the end of an extended arm from a work truck when the crash happened. The boom truck operator was uninjured.

“There was one bridge worker on the boom truck operating the boom with three workers in the boom truck operating underneath the bridge. All in all we had eight patients that we evaluated — all but one was treated and released,” said Chatel.

Officials say the driver of the semi died from the crash.

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