By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Montgomery County officer died in a crash with a tractor-trailer on I-70 early Monday morning, the Montgomery County Police Department said.

Lieutenant Daniel Friz, 50, was on I-70 west in the area of Maryland Route 94 just after midnight when the collision occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Maryland State Police. Friz was off-duty at the time.

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Friz, an 18-year veteran of the department, was serving as Deputy Director of the Training and Education Division at the Public Safety Training Academy. The department said he previously worked for the Gaithersburg City Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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“The men and women of the Department thank the community for their continued thoughts and prayers for the family of Lieutenant Daniel Friz,” the department said.

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Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact MSP.Media@maryland.gov.

CBS Baltimore Staff