MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. - A Howard County police officer had to be flown to Shock Trauma for injuries sustained from a car crash after pulling someone over on Interstate 70, according to a release.
Ofc. Neil White, a 10-year veteran of the department, pulled over a 2013 Ford Focus at about 11:35 p.m. on the side of Interstate 70 westbound in Marriottsville on Monday.
White was sitting in his car when 20-year-old Curt Michael Smith, of Taneytown, crashed into the back of the officer’s cruiser. Smith was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck that drifted off the roadway.
Police are looking into the possibility that Smith may have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to the release.
Interstate 70 was blocked off for a Medevac helicopter to land. Smith was flown to Shock Trauma in stable condition and has since been released.
The crash set off a chain reaction that sent the officer’s cruiser into the Ford Focus.
Neither Smith nor the woman driving the Ford Focus was injured by the collision.
No charges against Smith have been filed as of Tuesday evening.
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