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Outer loop of beltway reopened after collision involving trooper

Lanes at Southeast Boulevard in Essex had been closed throughout rush hour

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

9:40 AM EDT, October 28, 2013

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The outer loop of Interstate 695 at Southeast Boulevard in Essex was reopened shortly at about 9:20 a.m. Monday following the early morning vehicle collision with a Maryland State Police patrol car on the side of the roadway.

Meanwhile, the trooper involved in the incident was at Maryland Shock Trauma being "checked out" for injuries considered non-life-threatening, but a dispatcher said "he'll be OK."

According to police, the trooper had pulled over on the side of the road to help two motorists involved in a previous collision when an oncoming vehicle struck his patrol vehicle.

The Maryland Department of Transportation reported the closure of the highway shortly after 6:30 a.m.

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