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MSP Trooper Injured in Dorchester Co. Crash

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Master Trooper Clinton Weems (Photo: Facebook) Master Trooper Clinton Weems (Photo: Facebook)

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. - A Maryland State Police Trooper was injured in a crash Thursday morning while he was patrolling in Dorchester County.

According to police, shortly before 8:30 a.m., Master Trooper Clinton Weems, 49, who's assigned to the Easton Barrack, was on routine patrol traveling westbound on Rt. 392, east of Railroad Road, when a Ford F-450 crossed the center line and hit the trooper head-on.

Police said Weems was trapped in his car and had to be extricated by county fire and EMS. He was flown to Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center, where as of Thursday afternoon he was listed in serious condition and undergoing treatment.

The driver of the 2006 Ford F-450 was identified as Tristen E. Blake, 19, of Federalsburg, Md., according to police. He was treated on the scene and released. A passenger in the truck, identified as Jesus Sanchez, 41, of Cambridge, Md., was also treated on the scene and released, police said.

As of Thursday afternoon, police said there was no indication that alcohol was involved and no charges had been filed, but police said charges were pending. The passenger in the truck was found to be wanted on a warrant from Pennsylvania and was arrested, police said.

Personnel from the Hurlock Police Department and Dorchester County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.  The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division also responded and assisted.  The investigation into the crash by the Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing.

Master Trooper Weems has been a member of the Maryland State Police for 19 years.  He is assigned to road patrol duties at the Easton Barrack.
 

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