Driver Killed When Box Truck Rear-Ends Tractor Trailer

SAVAGE, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say a box truck driver was killed when his vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer in Savage.

It happened about 1:35 p.m. Tuesday on Route 1 near Corridor Road.

Police say Robert Styers, 34, of Columbia was traveling north when a tractor-trailer truck was stopped or slowing in traffic.

Officers say Styers’ vehicle hit the tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 36-year-old Daniel Kitchen of Elkton, was taken to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.

The accident is under investigation.

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