- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a trooper was injured when his patrol car crashed head-on with a pickup truck in Dorchester County.

The agency said in a news release that the crash occurred Thursday morning on Route 392 in East New Market. Authorities say Master Trooper Clinton Weems was driving west when a pickup truck traveling east crossed the center line and hit the patrol car head-on.

Police say Weems, who is 49, was extricated from his car and flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he is in serious condition.

Investigators say the driver of the pickup truck was 19-year-old Tristen Blake of Federalsburg. Troopers say he and a passenger, 41-year-old Jesus Sanchez of Cambridge, were treated on the scene for their injuries.

Police say the crash is under investigation.



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