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Man charged after truck carrying liquid oxygen overturns in York County

| Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

GLEN ROCK — Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Maryland truck driver with a traffic violation after his tractor-trailer carrying liquid oxygen spilled over on an interstate.

Police said Sunday that 77-year-old Charles Hopson, of Laurel, Md., suffered a minor injury in the crash on Interstate 83 on Saturday.

Police say Hopson was driving northbound at about 60 mph when the vehicle hit a guardrail near Exit 8. The tanker then went down and later up an embankment, across left and right lanes of traffic before the trailer overturned and detached.

Police say liquid oxygen, which is flammable and extremely cold, was spilled onto the roadway.

No other vehicles were involved, but Hopson suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in York, a news release states.

Hopson faces a charge of driving on roadways laned for traffic in the accident.

It's unclear if Hopson has an attorney.

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