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Ship that broke free in storm is secured

A car-carrying ship that broke free from its dock in Baltimore Harbor on Saturday night was in anchorage yesterday, according to the Coast Guard.

Workers were in the process of unloading cars from the vessel when it drifted off during rough weather, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said Saturday. But by yesterday morning, the ship had been safely secured, a guard official said.

Arin Gencer

Baltimore County

Trooper, 2 others hurt in collision

Maryland State Police are investigating a traffic accident in Essex that involved a state police cruiser, police said.

The accident, which occurred Saturday afternoon, resulted in the injury of a trooper from the JFK Memorial Highway barracks, police said. Trooper Robert Hill was going to assist another trooper and had his emergency lights and siren on, police said.

Hill was traveling on Kelso Drive toward Martin Boulevard, witnesses told police. As Hill drove through the intersection, police said, a 2002 Chevrolet truck hit the driver's side door of the cruiser. Hill was treated and released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

The driver of the truck, Larry Maddox of Middle River, and a passenger suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Arin Gencer

Baltimore County

Glen Burnie man dies after I-695 crash

A Glen Burnie man died yesterday morning about three hours after he collided on Interstate 695 near Milford Mill with a car that was later reported stolen, state police said.

Shortly before 6 a.m., Corey Lamont Queen, 39, of the 100 block of Cherry Lane was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix in the inner loop near Liberty Road when he struck a 2001 Ford Focus, state police at the Golden Ring barracks said.

Witnesses told state police that two occupants of the Ford got out of the car for a few moments before driving away.

Queen died shortly after 9 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

About 11 a.m., the owner of the Ford contacted the Golden Ring barracks and advised them that she had reported her car stolen to Baltimore police. The Ford has tags JMJ 229.

Anyone who sees the Ford is asked to call Baltimore police at 410-396-2284 or the Golden Ring barracks at 410-686-3101.

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