- by theguardian
- 21 Sep 2023
A body has been recovered from among the wreckage of Sunday's Interstate 95 collapse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania State Police told CNN on Monday afternoon.
The body was turned over to the Philadelphia County Medical Examiner. "Authorities are in the process of identifying the remains," Pennsylvania State Police spokesperson Myles Snyder said.
Authorities did not provide any additional information.
No injuries or fatalities had been reported immediately after a crashed tanker truck caught fire around 6:20 a.m. Sunday and caused a stretch of northbound I-95 to fall on top of the truck, authorities said.
But it was unclear Monday whether the driver or anyone else was trapped at some point. Authorities have not confirmed the status of the driver.
The inferno began after the tanker driver took an off-ramp and crashed into a wall, state officials said Monday. The driver was going northbound on I-95 Sunday morning and hit the wall while trying to navigate a curve, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll said Monday.
The truck "landed on its side," and the crash into the wall ignited the fire, Carroll said. The truck was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, Pennsylvania State Police said.
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