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Md. state trooper killed while jogging in Orange County

Posted November 9, 2008
Updated November 10, 2008

— Maryland State Police say a trooper was killed while jogging on a road in Orange County.

A tree-trimming truck struck 1st Sgt. Tobin Triebel, 39, as he jogged north along New Sharon Church Road, near Bill Poole Road, in Hillsborough Friday morning, North Carolina state troopers said.

Troopers said the truck driver would not be charged because Trieble, of New Market, Md., was in the roadway when the accident occurred.

Maryland authorities said that Triebel was a flight paramedic and supervised the training section at the department's Aviation Headquarters at Martin State Airport. He had served on the force for 13 years.

Maryland State police said Triebel, who was vacationing in North Carolina, was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he died Friday evening.

Triebel is survived by his wife, Susan, and daughters Hanna, 16 and Erika, 13. He will be buried in Maryland Friday.


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  • tarheelj Nov 10, 2008

    abbync2001, where did you get your information regarding the charges against this driver?

  • ginger Nov 10, 2008

    He was visiting his dad, Ted, who was involved in a car accident last week. Ted is an Orange Co. School board member and was the chair person last year. The Treibel family are gerat people.

  • soccermania Nov 10, 2008

    Unfortunately, this trooper's father lives in Orange Co. I expect his son was hear visiting. How sad...right before Vetern's Day.

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  • abbync2001 Nov 10, 2008

    The driver had no idea he'd hit anyone. The tree-trimming truck's cage (to protect it from falling limbs) hit the man as he was jogging.
    The State Troopers wrote the driver many tickets including expired registration.

  • pebbles262004 Nov 10, 2008

    This is so sad...Praying for the family, how sad to have to return home without Daddy and Husband.

  • tarheelblue919 Nov 10, 2008

    ashame that he dies jogging on vacation when he puts his life in danger everyday being a LEO....what a shame....this family is gonna need some prayers guys...

  • SomeRandomGuy Nov 10, 2008

    I wonder if he had family in OC? Who would choose OC to take a vacation?

  • texasncgirl Nov 10, 2008

    This is terrible! My heart, love, and prayers go out to this man's family.

  • shellbelle Nov 10, 2008

    Wow - sad indeed.