George Edmund (Eddie) Miller, 17, a part-time driver and deliveryman for the Instantwhip company in Beltsville, was killed Thursday after being struck by a car on the Capital Beltway.
Mr. Miller was returning to the company's Beltsville office after making a delivery in Virginia when his truck became disabled near Route 7. Fairfax County Police said he was standing at the rear of the truck when he was struck by a car as it was pulling off the main roadway onto the shoulder of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the driver of the car has been charged with reckless driving.
A lifelong area resident, Mr. Miller was born in Takoma Park and attended John Fitzgerald Kennedy High School in Silver Spring.
He played tuba and other brass instruments in the high school band and played baseball for the Greenbelt Boy's Club for several years. He was a member of the club's All Star teams in 1973 and 1974.
Survivors include his mother, Marcia R. Miller, and a brother, William R., both of the home in Hyattsville; his father, David W. Miller of Washington; two sisters, Gina Miller of Oxon Hill, and Antoinette Miller of Chicago; and his grandparents Madeline Price of Olney, and Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Blais, of Peabody, Mass.