Update: State Trooper Killed In Tuesday Morning Crash

FONDA – A car crash at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday killed a New York State Police Trooper just as he was turning into the barracks parking lot in Fonda, New York.
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II announced the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand.
Police said VanNostrand was reporting to work at the State Police barracks in Fonda when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. VanNostrand was stopped in traffic in his personal vehicle, waiting to turn into the station, when he was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic.
He was transported to Albany Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Troopers said the weather does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Investigators determined VanNostrand’s vehicle was stopped in the westbound lane of State Highway 5S waiting to turn into the station in his personal vehicle, when he was rear-ended by a box truck and pushed into oncoming traffic. His vehicle was then hit by a pick-up truck traveling eastbound on 5S.
The driver of the box truck is Aaron M. Munsie, 32, of Amsterdam, who was not injured.
The driver of the pick-up truck is Robert E. Crews, 52, of Fort Plain, who was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
No tickets have been issued and the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
VanNostrand entered the State Police in December 2012 and served with the State Police for six years. He served as a Trooper in Troop F at SP Middletown and Liberty, and in Troop G at SP Granville, and his latest assignment, SP Fonda.
Prior to his State Police service, VanNostrand served as a Correction Officer for eight years with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. He is survived by his wife, their daughter, his parents, sister and brothers.

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