Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Tanker, Igniting Massive Fireball

The tanker's driver reportedly escaped with only minor injuries.

An Ohio interstate became engulfed in flames after a driver going the wrong way violently collided into a tanker truck on Sunday, dramatic video shows.

The driver, identified as a 30-year-old man, entered Interstate-75 in Dayton before crashing into the oncoming truck, KTRK reported. 

Black plumes of smoke quickly took over the interstate before a fiery explosion consumed the wreckage, as well as surrounding lanes.

The driver going the wrong way died at the scene. Incredibly, the driver of the tanker escaped with only minor injuries.

A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing his car into a tanker truck in Ohio on Sunday.
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A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing his car into a tanker truck in Ohio on Sunday.

“We had quite a bit of a scene, large explosions going on right now,” Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said at a press conference shortly after. “The fire crews had to let that burn out before they were able to put foam on that. We do have a Haz-Mat response here as a result of that.”

Two south-bound lanes and one north-bound lane remained closed Monday morning likely “for a couple more days” awaiting repairs, the police department announced on Twitter.

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