The officer, a 25-year veteran, had been at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police had no details on conditions of several other people who were hurt, but said they did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
Batton, offering new details that differ from a version given on Wednesday, said the police car collided with a black Jeep being driving on the highway. Both those vehicles crossed into a another lane and collided with a tractor-trailer.
Police said the police car continued to cross the highway and hit a Jersey wall, while the Jeep and truck came to a stop in one of the lanes.
Batton said that an adult female and a 54-year-old male who were in the Jeep were both taken to Sinai Hospital. She said a 33-year-old female passenger in the truck also was taken to Sinai. The 62-year-old driver of the truck was no injured.