24-year-old Maryland State Trooper Jackie Kline is facing one of the toughest battles of her life following a tragic accident while on duty earlier this month.

The Maryland State Trooper, who is from South Jersey and according to friends is a longtime Cat Country fan, was seriously injured in a crash while on patrol near Baltimore.

Friends and family are gathering at Calloway's in Strafford Township later this month in support of Kline, who graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy in July 2012.

Here is a news report on the accident, as well as an update on Trooper Kline's condition: