Trooper Seriously Injured After Crash

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland State trooper has been seriously injured following a crash in Howard County.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 70 near Route 32 in West Friendship near Ellicott City.

Cpl. Matthew Telep’s cruiser struck a tree.  Witnesses say they believe the trooper was cut off by another vehicle.

Telep was flown to Shock Trauma. He is in serious condition.

Telep is a five-year veteran of the force.

All lanes were closed as police investigated the cause of the accident.

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