Out-of-Control Truck Explodes in Harford County Crash and Kills Driver
Posted on Sep 30, 2012
A Maryland truck driver was killed in a propane explosion in Harford County on August 24.
Brandon Logan, age 35, was driving a tractor-trailer filled with propane along Route 222 Friday night when the accident happened.
Around 9:00 PM, as he reached the bottom of a steep hill into the town of Port Deposit, Maryland, he lost control of the vehicle while trying to maneuver the turn north onto Main Street.
The truck crashed through power poles, tipped over, and immediately caught fire. Logan, a resident of Windsor Mill, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a truck driver for Coraluzzo Trucking Company out of New Jersey.
Witnesses recalled hearing several loud explosions and seeing a fireball of gas as high as four stories tall. Some said the fire could be seen from five miles away. It took firefighters three hours to get the fire under control.
No other vehicles were involved in the Maryland truck accident, and no one else in the vicinity was injured.
Police closed off the crash site immediately, and, as of Sunday afternoon, that portion of the road was still closed. Residents living in the middle of town lost power from the truck crashing into power lines, but all power had been restored by Saturday evening.
The town sits along the Susquehanna River near a steep bluff and is a throughway for both freight trains and a trucking highway. Local residents say the area has long been known as a dangerous spot, especially for commercial truck drivers.
Just one week before the explosion, another propane truck driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a building in town. The driver was injured, but emergency personnel were able to avoid an explosion and further damage.
The Maryland injury attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Logan in the wake of this terrible tragedy.