If this happened on a school day afternoon, the roll would have been softened by landing on the Woodson/Frost students walking on the sidewalk.
This company, Baltimore Tank Lines, seems to cause its share of incidents around here.
On January 13, 2004, a tanker truck carrying flammable liquid fell off of the southbound ramp from the Harbor Tunnel Thruway to I-95, landing on the travel lanes and causing a massive explosion, crushing several vehicles and killing four.
A truck driver was killed in Glen Burnie when his gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames after it failed to negotiate a curve on an entry ramp to the Beltway, state police said.
Witnesses traveling behind the tanker told state police that the truck, which carried 8,700 gallons of gasoline, was speeding as it entered the ramp connecting north Route 10 with the Beltway at 5:15 p.m., said Trooper Beverly A. Bauer of the Glen Burnie barracks.
The driver, Tyrone Matthew Hudson, 44, of Woodlawn, an employee of Baltimore Tank Lines Inc. in Glen Burnie, apparently lost control of the truck as it rounded the curve. It jackknifed, flipped over and rolled several times.