A Dundalk man has been charged in connection with a Monday morning crash on the Baltimore Beltway that injured a Maryland State Trooper.
Vicente Lopez-Calixto, 63, of the 3100 block of Wallford Drive, received traffic citations for violating the move over law and for failing to control the speed of his car to avoid a collision, according to a statement from MSP spokesman Sgt. Marc E. Black.
Trooper First Class Christopher Hall, 28, is recovering after being taken to the University of Maryland's R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment of injuries received in the crash.
Hall, a 10-year veteran assigned to the Golden Ring Barrack, was in his marked car just before 6:30 a.m., investigating an earlier crash that happened on the outer loop of I-695 near Maryland Route 702.
Hall's car was stopped, with its emergency lights flashing, in the left lane of the highway, blocking off the crash site until it could be cleared, according to Black.
For unknown reasons, Lopez-Calixto, driving a 2000 Dodge Stratus, hit the trooper's car in the right rear.
Troopers from the state police crash team responded to take over the investigation, which is ongoing, according to Black.
There is no evidence that alcohol or any substance use may have contributed to the cause of the crash, according to the statement.