Maryland Trooper Killed in Collision with Tractor Trailer

By Peter DePaolis

A 39-year-old Maryland State Police trooper lost his life last month in a car accident on Interstate 95 in Howard County. The trooper was traveling south on I-95 around 2:40 a.m. when he hit a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder, according to investigators. A witness told police that a speeding motorcycle and the officer’s squad car passed him just before the accident occurred. Seconds later, the squad car struck the rear of the tractor-trailer.

According to investigators, the officer was wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened. His patrol car hit the tractor and came to a stop at the front of the trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer did not suffer any injuries in the crash.

The officer leaves behind six children, ages four to 19. He was an 11-year veteran of the Maryland State Police Force.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.