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2 die in fiery crash on northbound I-95

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 1:17pm  ET

ABINGDON, Md. - Maryland State Police say two people died in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 that may have resulted from a road-rage dispute.

An off-duty state trooper pulled three people from the burning car, but only one survived.

The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. in the Abingdon area. Police say Veney Tanner Jr. of Abingdon drove his vehicle from the shoulder into the left lane of the highway, where it was hit by a box truck. Police say Tanner and another driver had pulled over to the shoulder during a dispute.

Tanner and his 17-year-old passenger, Janelle Jackson of Baltimore, were killed. Two others were injured, including the other passenger in the car that caught fire. State Police Cpl. Kevin Watkins suffered smoke inhalation after pulling out the victims.


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