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Retired Md. State Trooper Killed After Car Crashes into Building

Posted: Updated: Oct 28, 2013 08:24 AM

ROCK HALL, Md.- Maryland State Police say a retired trooper was killed Friday morning when a car crashed into a garage at his Rock Hall business where he was living.

The victim was identified as Philip Nolan Jr., 57, of the 22,000 block of Rock Hall Road.

Nolan retired in 2005 from MSP as a sergeant, after serving almost 22 years with the department. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency service personnel.

The suspects involved in the crash are not being identified at this time. Charges are pending the outcome of investigation by the MSP CRASH Team and subsequent review by the Kent County State's Attorney.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the MSP CRASH Team at Nolan's residence in Rock Hall. State troopers from the Centreville Barrack, the CRASH Team and the MSP Homicide Unit responded to the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two suspects were traveling westbound on Route 20 in a Mazda RX-8. The driver, for reasons unknown at this time, lost control of the vehicle on a curve. The car then went off the road and into the building where Nolan was living.

Investigators believe Nolan was hit when the vehicle entered the garage at the business. Investigators said Nolan was living in a room at his business at the time of the crash.

At this time, investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash. Police are also investigating a possible false report of a stolen vehicle reported by the suspects in this incident. The report of the stolen vehicle was taken shortly after 4 a.m. Friday by the Kent County Sheriff's Office prior to the crash.

The investigation is on-going.

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