Trooper Amanda Anna, a six-year veteran of the New York State Police, was killed Friday night following a crash on County Route 37 in Hastings, reports YNN.com.
Anna was driving a marked state police vehicle, and based on data from the vehicle’s tracking system, police said that Anna turned around on Route 37 and may have been in pursuit of another vehicle when she lost control. The crash remains under investigation.
New York State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Jack Keller reported, "The vehicle struck a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and went over a small water inlet and landed on a grassy area just past the inlet. And then it rolled. And then someone contacted 911."
Anna, 31, was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where she died from her injuries early Saturday, YNN.com reports. She was assigned to the Hastings Barracks in Oswego County, and she is survived by her mother, step-father, four-year-old son, and a fiancé who is also a member of the New York State Police.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the following statement:
"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 fiance - 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."