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New York: State Police trooper dies after being hit by vehicle

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Timothy P. Pratt.

Trooper Pratt, age 55, died Wednesday morning as a result of injuries suffered when he was struck by a vehicle on Ballard Road in Wilton.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Trooper Pratt was assisting the driver of a tractor trailer on Ballard Road, near the Wilton barracks, when he was struck by a passing car and critically injured. Trooper Pratt was initially treated at Saratoga Hospital, and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he died at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Trooper Pratt became a member of the New York State Police on March 30, 1987. Trooper Pratt was assigned to the Traffic Incident Management unit at the State Police station in Wilton. He served his entire career with the State Police in Troop G.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1979-1986.

Trooper Pratt lived in South Glens Falls, and is survived by his fiancée, two sons and a daughter.

Any updates, including funeral arrangements, will be posted on the New York State Police Online Newsroom.

Maj. William Keeler says the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Wednesday on Ballard Road in the Saratoga County town of Wilton, 35 miles north of Albany.

Trooper Timothy Pratt had pulled his patrol vehicle over at the entrance to the station to check out a tractor-trailer parked in the median. Keeler says the 30-year veteran was struck by a vehicle when he stepped out of his cruiser.

Officials say he was taken to Saratoga Hospital in nearby Saratoga Springs for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

 

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