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Update: NY State Trooper Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle

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A New York State trooper has died after being hit by a vehicle while assisting the driver of a tractor trailer that had stopped in a median this morning in Wilton. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed flags to half-staff in honor of Trooper Timothy Pratt. Pratt was taken to Saratoga Hospital, and then flown to Albany Medical Center, where he later died. Troop G Commander Major William Keeler said at a news conference this afternoon that the investigation is wrapping up.

“I’m comfortable saying that we don’t anticipate any charges based on the witness statements and what I saw at the scene,” Keeler said. “But, that hasn’t been finalized yet.”

Pratt, 55, joined the State Police in 1987 and served in the Air Force. 

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org