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Maryland State Police: Trooper rear-ends pickup, causing crash in Baltimore County

A Maryland State Police trooper appears to have struck the rear end of a pickup truck Thursday morning in Baltimore County, resulting in a four-vehicle crash, state police said.

Sergeant George Frazier Jr., 48, was driving south on Interstate 795 at about 7 a.m. Thursday, about half a mile north of Interstate 695, police said. According to a state police news release, a preliminary investigation indicates that Frazier failed to stop his vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer registered to the police, and struck a 2010 Chevrolet pickup operated by a 54-year-old man, Michael Becker of Owings Mills.

State police said Becker’s vehicle was forced into a third vehicle — a 2017 Honda CR-V driven by a 25-year-old woman — that was forced into a fourth, a 2011 Cadillac SRX driven by a 62-year-old Pennsylvania woman.

Becker was taken to Carroll Hospital in an ambulance for treatment. Frazier was injured and later taken from the state police Westminster Barrack to the same hospital by ambulance.

“My understanding is that they were treated and released,” said Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman.

The other drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.

Troopers are investigating and “nothing has been ruled out at this time,” state police said. Upon completion of the investigation, the Maryland State Police will present to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office to review potential charges.

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