Last weekend, a fatal accident on Interstate 91 resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old Connecticut man who allegedly caused the traffic accident that killed a state trooper. The trooper had been a 22-year veteran of the state police, according to an article in the Norwich Bulletin.
The trooper had pulled over another driver, when the truck driver reportedly slammed into his cruiser, sideswiping the car that was pulled over, and rolling onto the shoulder. The driver of the truck was being treated for injuries at Bayside Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he is being guarded by Massachusetts troopers. Bail has been set at $50,000.
The man has an arrest and motor vehicle violation record in Connecticut, and a Connecticut state police spokesperson said the investigation continues.
Sources: Conn. man accused in fatal crash held in Mass., Boston Herald, September 5, 2010
State trooper killed in Enfield had eastern CT ties, Norwich Bulletin, September 5, 2010
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