Crash involving officer under investigation

A Baltimore County police officer who was injured in a three-vehicle accident that shut down part of the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway on Wednesday has been released from the hospital, a department spokeswoman said.

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.

Det. Cathy Batton, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department, said the accident occurred shortly before noon as the police officer was merging onto the highway from Providence Road.

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.

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