The Maryland Department of State Police is investigating a crash on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Northwest Baltimore that killed a Baltimore Police SWAT officer Saturday.

Around 4:30 p.m., state police responded to a multivehicle crash between Greenspring Avenue and Interstate 83 Jones Falls Expressway. The investigation revealed that a work van crashed into a flatbed tow truck towing a farm tractor.

The driver of the work van has been identified as Anthony Gregory Ward, 36.

The collision caused Ward to be trapped on the driver’s side of the van, Maryland State Police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Baltimore County emergency medical services personnel.

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“This is a terrible loss for Officer Ward’s family, his team members and the Baltimore Police Department on the whole,” Police Commissioner Richard Worley said. “My heart goes out to his loved ones. The Department extends its support and sympathies to them at this time.”

Funeral arrangements will be released at a later date. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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