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A fiery tanker truck crash that resulted in the death of an East Donegal Township man Sunday was an accident, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

Josue Vasquez, 31, of the 300 block of Rivermoor Drive, died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns Sunday, the coroner said, after his tanker truck carrying asphalt drove off the road on Furnace Hills Pike in Elizabeth Township and caught fire.

Emergency crews responded to the 1900 block of Furnace Hills Pike just after 6:30 a.m. for a report of a vehicle on fire. Vasquez was found in the cab of the truck and pronounced dead on scene shortly after 8 a.m.

Police said Vasquez’s truck was traveling north of Furnace Hills Pike when it drove off the roadway and hit a utility pole, a fence, an embankment and a tree. The truck then caught fire.

State police continue to investigate the crash.

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