FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Maryland State Police (MSP) said the driver of a tanker truck died Saturday after the truck crashed and caught fire along part of Route 15 in Frederick County.

MSP tweeted out the information that the driver died just before 2 p.m., updating its initial information that the tanker truck had overturned and was burning.

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MSP added in its update that other vehicles and homes had damage that flames from the fire caused. It said no other people were hurt.

Frederick County Fire/Rescue tweeted that there was a tanker exploded in the area of Route 15 and Rosemont Avenue.

Many people who were a good distance from the scene of the crash could see the flames as well as the billowing smoke that came from the fire.

(Courtesy: Vera Barefield)

The incident shut down the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 15. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Maryland State Police tweeted that southbound lanes were open.