Excessive speed was cited by state police yesterday as the primary cause of Wednesday's gasoline tanker truck accident on the Baltimore Beltway in Glen Burnie that killed the driver.
"We're still interviewing witnesses, but from what we are hearing so far I suspect we are going to be looking at driver error," said Tfc. J. Michael Grant of the Glen Burnie barracks.
Although police believed that a defective tire might also have contributed to the accident, Trooper Grant said there was "so little left of the truck" that "normal methods" of determining equipment failures were not possible. "We don't want to discount that possibility," he said of the blown-tire suggestion.