JOPPA, Md. (WJZ) –A routine traffic stop on I-95 northbound turned deadly Wednesday morning. Police say a man trying to flee from the scene was struck and killed by oncoming traffic.

It happened around 10 a.m. on I-95 northbound in the area of exit 74.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police say an officer stopped a 2012 Chevy with New Jersey registration for a seat belt violation.

The vehicle turned out to be a rental, and the driver was not listed on the rental agreement.

The driver exited the vehicle as the officer prepared to impound it.

When the officer discovered several rifles in the car, police say the suspect then tried to flee the scene and was struck by an oncoming 2003 Ford minivan.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Both Maryland State Police and MDTA police are investigating this incident.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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