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August 20, 2012
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1 Md. officer killed, 1 injured after police cruiser crashes

The Prince George's County officers were investigating a theft

My Fox DC

BELTSVILLE, Md. — One Prince George's County police officer was killed and another injured after their patrol car crashed Monday along a stretch of Interstate 95 near Beltsville.

The officers were investigating a theft at the time. They notified dispatch through the radio they were following a suspect vehicle.  Their cruiser crashed not long after. The 23-year-old officer who died was the driver and ejected from the vehicle.

The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. along southbound Interstate 95 near Powder Mill Road.

The officer who died was a member of the Explorer program that trains young people about law enforcement.

Prince George's officials are urging anyone with information to call Crime Solvers.

Reprinted with permission from My Fox DC

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