BREAKING NEWS: NY State Trooper Killed in Line of Duty
CHENANGO, NY (WENY) - A New York state trooper is dead after an accident on Intersate 81 in Broome County.
The accident happened around noon Thursday, on I-81 northbound, near exit 6, north of the Pennsylvania border. State Police say Trooper Christopher Skinner was outside his police car, conducting a traffic stop, when he was hit by a passing vehicle. He was killed instantly.
Police say the driver of that vehicle continued for a short distance, before stopping and running into the woods. The driver was taken into custody around 1 pm.
Trooper Skinner was 42 years old, and was a 13 year veteran of the New York State Police. He's from Binghamton, and leaves behind a mother and brother, a fiance and two children, ages 15 and 12. Funeral arrangements will follow.