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Pr. George’s police cruiser involved in serious crash: authorities said.

Prince George’s County police said one officer was killed and another injured in a crash on Interstate 95 that occurred while they were following possible suspects in a theft case.

A 23-year-old Prince George's County police officer was killed and another was injured Monday when the cruiser they were in went off I-95 near Powder Mill Road while in pursuit of a suspect. (Courtesy of ABC7)

A second officer involved in the crash is expected to survive, Magaw said.

Police said the pair were investigating an attempted break-in to a car and that witnesses described a vehicle they thought the suspects were driving. The officers thought they saw the car, Magaw said, and were trying to catch up when they lost control and veered into a ravine. The officer who died was ejected from the cruiser and suffered head injuries, Magaw said.

This Post has been updated.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.
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