PORTSMOUTH, NH — A Rockingham County Grand Jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer that struck the cruiser of New Hampshire State Police Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill and killing him.
Sherrill was working a paving detail on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth when he was struck by the truck driven by Jay Mederios of Ashford, Connecticut.
Medeiros has been indicted on a charge of negligent homicide and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon.
According to court documents, Medeiros allegedly ingested marijuana within a period of at most three days before the deadly crash and was storing marijuana in the cab of the tractor-trailer.
Sherrill was working a paving detail on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth at the time of the crash.
Medeiros is set to be arraigned next month.
Colonel Noyes released a statement saying in part, “The New Hampshire State Police are thankful to the Maine State Police and the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office for their extensive investigative work following this tragedy”.