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Local Trucker Killed Hauling Beer on I-495

Newsleader.com reports, ROCKVILLE, MD. — A Verona trucker killed Monday was delivering a load of beer when his truck struck a car that had stopped on the interstate, Maryland State Police reported.

Jeffrey T. Meade, 49, died at the scene.

Police said the accident took place shortly after 4:30 a.m. on the inner loop of Interstate 495 in Montgomery County. Police said Meade was unable to avoid hitting the 1993 Honda Accord, driven by 28-year-old Romolio Phillip St. G. James of Germantown, Md., forcing the tractor-trailer into an embankment, where it overturned and collided with a tree.

Meade died at the scene. The driver of the Honda was hospitalized and remains in intensive care, police said Tuesday.

Meade was a driver for the Meade Trucking Company in Verona.

"He's going to be missed by a lot of people," said Randy Meade, Jeffrey Meade's cousin and owner of Meade Trucking. "He was not only my cousin, he was my friend."

Jeffrey Meade had been a driver at the company for 15 years, the owner said. The trucking company employs about 50 drivers.

"He was a brother to a lot of these guys," said Randy Meade, who described the mood at the trucking company Tuesday as "sad, very sad."


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