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Updated: Md. State Police ID Man Struck, Killed by Trooper's Car in OC

Posted: 10/07/2017 03:50:00 -04:00 Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Maryland State Police have released the name of a man who died after being struck by a state trooper's patrol car in Ocean City late Friday night.

Police identified the victim as 57-year-old Thomas Lawlor, of Ocean City.

According to MSP, Master Trooper James Price, a 17-year veteran of the force assigned to the Princess Anne Barrack, was driving northbound on Coastal Highway at 76th Street as he patrolled during the Endless Summer Cruisin' event. Investigators said that for reasons unknown at this time, Lawlor darted into traffic and was struck by Price's car, which was driving in the middle lane of the three lane highway.

Police said Price tried to avoid hitting Lawyer but without success. Lawlor, who did not have any identification on him - was taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where he later died.

Price, who was not hurt during the incident, has been placed on routine administrative leave. The MSP CRASH Team is investigating the incident. When they are finished, their findings will be presented to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

Police are asking any witnesses to contact the MSP Berlin Barrack at 410-641-3101.

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