A Maryland State trooper was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning along Interstate 95 in Howard County.
An on-duty Maryland state trooper was killed in a car accident overnight.
The accident occurred on I-95
At around 2:40 a.m. Saturday, Hunter's vehicle collided with a tractor trailer that
Hunter was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash investigation is ongoing. A witness told investigators he was passed by a speeding motorcycle that was being following be a marked State Police car.
Governor Martin O'Malley issued the following statement:
"I'm saddened by the news of Trooper Hunter's tragic death. This tragedy, particularly as it occurred on duty as Trooper Hunter worked to keep our highways safe, reminds us of the dangers associated with law enforcement and the risks they take on a daily basis to keep our state safe. My thoughts and prayers, and those of all Marylanders, are with the Hunter family on this difficult day."