Pickup driver dies after hitting bridge abutment

April 11, 2007

The lone occupant of a pickup truck died last night when the vehicle burst into flames after crashing into a bridge abutment near Fork, Baltimore County police said.

About 11:20 p.m., the vehicle was northbound in the 11700 block of Harford Road between Sharon Drive and Hartley Mill Road when, for an nknown reason, it left the road and struck the bridge abutment, police said.

Police said that the vehicle was engulfed in fire immediately, trapping the unidentified driver behind the steering wheel. The driver died in the flames, police said.

Firefighters from the Lawn Green Volunteer Fire Company responded and extinguished the flames.

The accident is being investigated by the county police crash team.

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