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ABINGDON, Md. (WJZ) — A Bel Air man is dead after an early morning three-vehicle accident in Harford County.

It happened around 2 a.m. Friday. Preliminary investigation reveals a Ford pickup truck struck the rear of a tractor trailer, which then collided into a tanker truck. The pickup truck caught on fire before coming to rest behind the tractor trailer.

Police say the speed of the pickup truck played a factor, as both the tanker truck and tractor trailer were traveling 5-10 mph due to construction.

The pickup truck driver, Michael Wayne Shipe of Bel Air, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tractor trailer driver, Edwin William Cabell Jr. of Staunton, Va., and tanker truck driver, James Lawerence Staub of Berkely, WV, were not injured.

Several lanes of I-95 South were closed at Route 24 for about five hours while the investigation and cleanup were underway.


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