Pennsylvania State Police officials say a state trooper was killed in a multi-vehicle crash early Friday morning in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.
The State Police Commissioner identifies the fallen trooper as 26-year-old Michael P. Stewart, KDKA TV reports.
Officials say Trooper Stewart’s state police vehicle collided with a garbage truck around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of State Route 711 and State Route 271.
A second state trooper has been hospitalized. State police say his injuries are not life threatening.
Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands of law enforcement people receive stories like this in their email twice a week?
Subscribe to award winning OnTarget newsletter!