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Philadelphia I-95 collapse: Human remains found at wreckage site, family IDs truck driver

Human remains were found at the site where a tanker truck caught fire underneath an overpass causing a portion of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia to collapse.

The Pennsylvania State Police told Fox News the remains were discovered and are with the Medical Examiner’s office. They have not yet officially been identified. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Medical Examiner and mayor’s office. Officials initially said there were no injures or fatalities from the incident. 

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“You just ask yourself, like, ‘Nate, what happened? Nate, what happened?’,” he said. “Did he get cut off? Was there something down there that he had to swerve from? The one thing I can say is that he wasn’t a careless driver.”

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators arrived at the scene of the collapse Sunday evening.

“Today, the team began gathering data about the truck, and contacted the motor carrier about its fleet operation,” the NTSB said in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday. “The team also started gathering information from emergency response teams on the sequence of events.”

The fire was extinguished by 7:30 a.m.

Inspectors have determined that beams were no longer suitable for travel due to the fire and work was being done to demolish them, Fox Philadelphia reported. 

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