State trooper involved in Beltway crash

WTOP's Dennis Foley reported that two left lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway were getting by shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
WTOP’s Dennis Foley reported that two left lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway were getting by shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) ((WTOP/Dennis Foley))
WTOP's Dennis Foley said officials could be at the scene of the investigation for another hour investigating this AM's crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
WTOP’s Dennis Foley said officials could be at the scene of the investigation for another hour investigating the Sunday, Oct. 23. 2016 car crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) ((WTOP/Dennis Foley))
Beltway drivers adding their own fifth lane in College Park after a car crash causes traffic in I 495. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Beltway drivers adding their own fifth lane in College Park after a car crash causes traffic in I 495. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) ((WTOP/Dennis Foley))
The view of the Beltway in College Park Sunday,  Oct. 23, 2016 after a car crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The view of the Beltway in College Park Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 after a car crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) ((WTOP/Dennis Foley))
A car crash causes heavy traffic in College Park, Maryland. (WTOP Traffic)
A car crash causes heavy traffic in College Park, Maryland. (WTOP Traffic) ((WTOP Traffic))
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WTOP's Dennis Foley reported that two left lanes on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway were getting by shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
WTOP's Dennis Foley said officials could be at the scene of the investigation for another hour investigating this AM's crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Beltway drivers adding their own fifth lane in College Park after a car crash causes traffic in I 495. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The view of the Beltway in College Park Sunday,  Oct. 23, 2016 after a car crash. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
A car crash causes heavy traffic in College Park, Maryland. (WTOP Traffic)

WASHINGTON — A Maryland state trooper was hurt in a crash that shut down a portion of the Capital Beltway on Sunday morning.

The crash happened on the Inner Loop, near U.S. Route 1, at around 8 a.m. in College Park. State police said a Dodge Dart rear-ended a marked patrol vehicle parked on the shoulder.

The trooper, Robert Cearfoss of the College Park Barrack, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The driver of the striking vehicle, a 23-year-old man from D.C., was also injured and was taken to Prince George’s County hospital, police said.

Details about their conditions were unavailable.

The roadway was shut down for several hours to accommodate police, state highway officials and emergency responders at the scene. The highway was reopened at around 11:30 a.m.

Police said they haven’t determined the cause of the crash, but they are investigating the possibility that alcohol was a factor.

Charges are pending against the driver.

WTOP’s Dennis Foley and Tiffany Arnold contributed to this report.

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