Jill Mattice, a six-year veteran of the New York State Troopers was fatally injured in a head on collision with a tractor-trailer on the evening of Wednesday, January 20th. Mattice was pronounced dead on Route 23 where the accident took place.

“Her community was enhanced by her service,” Governor David Paterson said in a written statement. “Her State is humbled by her sacrifice.”

There is an ongoing investigation into the crash. She was the first female to have ever been killed on the job in the state of New York.

Source: New York Daily News