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Two state police troopers injured in crash

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A car crashed into a state police patrol vehicle Saturday, injuring its driver and two state troopers who were investigating an armed robbery, according to police.

Trooper Zachary Shelley was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, as was the driver, Trina Emory. Trooper First Class David Stanley was treated at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. All are expected to survive their injuries.

According to police, Shelley and Stanley were investigating an armed robbery at a Royal Farms on Rt. 152 at Franklinville Road in the early hours of Saturday morning. Shelley had his patrol car parked in the southbound lane of the road with its emergency lights on, police said.

Emory's Volkswagen Beetle crashed into the patrol car around 4 a.m. while Shelley was sitting inside, police said, and Stanley was injured when he jumped down an embankment to avoid the collision.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, as is the robbery in which police say two men stole cigarettes and cash.

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