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State Trooper killed in rollover accident
HASTINGS, N.Y. (WKTV) - State Police out of Oswego County say one of their own was killed in a rollover accident just before midnight Friday.
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico says that the victim is Trooper Amanda S. Anna, age 31, from Liverpool.
Police say that Trooper Anna was operating a marked State Police SUV eastbound on County Route 37 in the Town of Hastings when she lost control of the patrol vehicle on a curve, striking a guide rail and becoming airborne over a small inlet of water causing the car to overturn several times.
Trooper Anna was transported to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse for severe head trauma. At 5:25 am this morning, Trooper Anna succumbed to her injuries, troopers say.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said,
"I send my condolences to the family and friends of State Trooper Amanda Anna who died early this morning as a result of injuries sustained from a tragic car accident last night while on duty in Oswego County. She was just 31 years old. For the six years that Trooper Anna served as a member of the State Police, she put protecting the people of the State of New York before all else. In addition to her family and friends, Trooper Anna leaves behind a fiancé - who also serves as a member of the State Police - and a four year old child. They are both in our thoughts and prayers. New York is a safer state as a result of Trooper Anna's commitment and dedication, and we mourn her untimely passing."
Trooper Anna was a 6 year veteran of the New York State Police, and was assigned to the Hastings Barracks in Oswego County. She is survived by her mother, step-father, a four year-old son and a fiancé.
The investigation into the accident is continuing.