Baltimore man remains jailed after chase, crash

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CUMBERLAND — A Baltimore man remained jailed Tuesday on arrest warrants from four states and a host of local charges stemming from a police chase Monday that ended with a head-on crash on Cumberland's East Side.

Joseph Earl Jackson Jr., 28, was being held at the Allegany County Detention Center following his arrest by Maryland State Police at the scene of the 2:55 p.m. crash on Baltimore Avenue, pending his next court appearance. 

Seven people were injured in the accident. Police said all were taken to UPMC Western Maryland for treatment and none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Police said Jackson was wanted on warrants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Baltimore City, most relating to felony assault and probation violations

Jackson was also charged with numerous traffic violations, including driving while impaired, driving at 85 mph in a 55-mph zone, reckless driving and various other offenses, according to state police.

The collision occurred at the top of Baltimore Avenue near Interstate 68 after Jackson reportedly committed a traffic violation and passed a trooper on westbound Interstate 68 just before the Willowbrook Road exit.

Four vehicles were involved in the accident. Three were destroyed.

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