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State Trooper's Vehicle Crashes into Tree in Ellicott City (UPDATE)

Officials say the trooper is in critical condition.

A Maryland State Police Trooper is in critical condition after a collision in Ellicott City, according to a Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue spokesperson.

Howard County Police were called to Interstate 70 eastbound between Sandy Hill Road and Maryland Route 32 just after 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to police dispatch.

The trooper's car collided with a tree, according to Jackie Cutler, HCDFRS spokesperson; there was no one else in the vehicle and no one else was injured.

A MedEvac helicopter is taking the trooper to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Cutler said. 

Exit 80 off of eastbound I-70 will be closed Wednesday evening for the investigation, Cutler said. 

Check Maryland CHART online for live traffic conditions. 

 

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KellyRK January 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Sending prayers to the trooper and his family, may God grant him healing. Please be carefull out there folks it can happen to anyone and in the blink of an eye.

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