A Baltimore man was killed Monday when his truck struck a guardrail and he was ejected on Interstate 70 in Frederick County, state police said.
Elmer Smith, 41, of the 4000 block of Walther Ave. was headed west on I-70, near Route 75 in New Market, about 11 a.m. when his Peterbilt truck struck the guardrail. Investigators believe his front, driver-side tire malfunctioned, causing him to lose control.
Police said he was not wearing a seat belt.
Smith was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The westbound lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours as police investigated the accident.