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Md. trooper killed on N.C. road remembered

Posted November 12, 2008 11:40 a.m. EST

— The Maryland State trooper killed while jogging on an Orange County road will be memorialized in his home state Friday.

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 Triebel, of New Market, Md., was in the roadway when the accident occurred.

Visitation for Triebel will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike in Ijamsville, Md. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m.

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.