State trooper struck by vehicle on upstate NY road dies

Trooper Timothy Pratt, 55, was struck after he stopped his car to check out a tractor-trailer parked in the median

Duty Death: Timothy Pratt - [Wilton, New York]

End of Service: 10/26/2016

Associated Press

WILTON, N.Y. — New York State Police say a trooper has died after he was hit by a vehicle on an upstate road while on duty near a state police station.

Maj. William Keeler says 55-year-old Trooper Timothy Pratt had stopped his patrol vehicle around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to check out a tractor-trailer parked in the median of the road. Keeler says the trooper was hit by a car after he stepped out of his cruiser.

Trooper Timothy Pratt.
Trooper Timothy Pratt. (Photo/New York State Police)

The 30-year veteran died after being airlifted to an Albany hospital.

The accident happened in front of Pratt's trooper station in Wilton, 35 miles north of Albany.

Police say they don't expect the driver of the car that hit Pratt to be charged.

Pratt's survivors include his fiancee, two sons and a daughter.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press


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