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Statement from John Phelps, President of Carroll Independent:

Dec. 19, 2016

One of our company’s trucks was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on I-95 the morning of December 17 in south Baltimore.

Tragically, one of our employees passed away as a result of that accident. While his identity has not been made public by the medical examiner’s office, we have met with his family and will continue to support them in any way we can.

We are a family-owned company in business for more than a century. Our employees are like part of our family, so this is an extremely difficult time for all of us. This is the first employee in our 100+ year history that has passed away as a result of an accident on the job.

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of those involved in or impacted by this tragic accident.

We have and will continue to assist authorities with the ongoing, multifaceted investigation of this accident and have been advised not to comment further until the investigation has been completed.

John H. Phelps, President

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