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State Trooper Killed in Upstate Crash

Investigation of crash suggests six-year veteran of State Police may have been attempting to stop a traffic violator.

A 31-year-old New York state trooper has been killed in an upstate crash.

State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said Trooper Amanda S. Anna from Liverpool, NY, apparently lost control of her marked State Police vehicle in Town of Hastings in Oswego County late Friday. The investigation of the crash indicates that Anna may have been changing direction quickly in an attempt to stop a traffic violator.

State Police ask that anyone traveling on County Route 37 in the Town of Hastings in close proximity to the time of the accident, 11:26 p.m., or anyone with information about the crash contact investigators in Oneida at 315-366-6000.

Anna was driving a marked State Police 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on County Route 37 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. Anna was taken by ambulance to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse for severe head trauma. 

A review of the Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) tracking system shows that Anna was heading westbound and then changed direction to go eastbound.

Anna, a trooper for six years, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday. She was assigned to the Hastings Barracks in Oswego County. She is survived by her mother, stepfather, a 4-year-old son and a fiancé.

jeff meyer May 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM
RIP Trooper Anna. God's grace to your family.
JJ May 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM
RIP and may God watch over your Family.
Ross Revira May 27, 2012 at 02:58 PM
This is a tragedy for all involved. If the preliminary crash investigation is correct then at a minimum all state troopers should be retrained on the top heavy characteristics while turning of the Chevrolet Tahoe. They should never have been chosen as police pursuit vehicle in the first place because of the extreme difference of their handling compared to a car. .
Mike Bower May 27, 2012 at 03:02 PM
RIP Trooper Anna. My brother was a trooper in '93 when he was killed in an accident (not on duty) My prayers are with the family.
HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller May 27, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Deeply Saddened! May Lord Rest Her Soule in Peace and Give Stretength to Her Loved Ones in Bearing Thier Irreplacable Loss! That I and My Family Our Deepest Condolences and send Prayers . . . . . HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller
Issy May 27, 2012 at 09:47 PM
When are we going to learn that SUV's are amongst the least safe vehicles on the road, our police officers deserve better.
Paula May 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Maybe they use them because they look nothing like what you think a police car would look like when you see it in your rear view mirror.
Sick-n-Tired May 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM
I think it's more like what happens when you go with the lowest bidder.
laura May 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM
How sad. So young. Rest in Peace.
steve kornberg May 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
it is so sad that the good die so young… RIP steve kornberg
Sushi July 28, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Very sad!!! Especially for the four year old son left behind. Life is so unfair.....RIP.

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