The 70th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks will be memorable for folks at the Royal Farms at Route 140 in Westminster, Maryland. A lunchtime crash between a Buick and a tanker truck sent the eighteen wheeler carreening through the gas station's parking lot and sent both drivers to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore City with personal injuries.

Richard Donald Eckard of Taneytown, Maryland was the truck operator whose rig contained more than 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Carl Frock, Jr. of Westminster drove the Buick. Maryland State Police are contnuing to investigate the cause of the crash, which closed Route 140.

This is the second area tanker truck crash in 48 hours in Maryland and exposes the potential hazards of large quantities of potentially flammable materials being involved in collisions.

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