The trooper is identified as Trooper First Class Christopher Hall, 28, a 10 year veteran assigned to the Golden Ring Barrack. Tfc. Hall was transported by Baltimore County, emergency medical personnel to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center due to injuries sustained during the crash.
The driver of the 2000 Dodge Stratus is identified as Vicente Lopez-Calixto, 63 of the 3100 block of Wallford Drive, Baltimore, Maryland. Lopez-Calixto refused medical treatment at the scene. He was charged on traffic citations with violations of the move over law as well as failing to control the speed of his vehicle to avoid a collision.
The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before 6:30 a.m., Tfc. Hall was investigating a crash which occurred on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in the area of Maryland Route 702 in Baltimore County, Maryland. His marked Maryland State Police patrol unit was stopped, with its emergency equipment activated, in the left lane to secure the crash scene.
While sitting in his vehicle waiting for the scene to be cleared, a Dodge Stratus for reasons yet to be determined, struck Tfc. Hall’s vehicle in the right rear. The impact injured Tfc. Hall. Emergency medical personnel from Baltimore County responded and transported him to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police CRASH team responded and will be conducting the investigation. Lopez-Calixto has been charged for violating the move over law and for failing to control the speed of his vehicle to avoid a collision. There is no evidence of alcohol or any substance that would have contributed to this collision. The investigation is ongoing.