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NY Trooper Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

A New York State trooper has died after a crash on the thruway Monday night.
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. - A New York State trooper has died after a crash on the thruway Monday night.

David Cunniff, 35, pulled a car over around 8 p.m. when a tractor trailer hit both cars. He died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon. He was partially thrown from his car during the accident.

State Police are still investigating the crash and say it’s not clear at this time why the tractor-trailer drove off the roadway.

Trooper Cunniff was a nine year veteran of the New York State Police. He leaves behind a wife and two young sons.

Alcohol and weather do not appear to be factors in the crash, according to police.

At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver of the tractor-trailer.
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