State Police say a Trooper who was struck by a car in New York’s Capital Region has died as a result of his injuries.
Trooper Timothy Pratt, 55, was crossing Ballard Road in the town of Wilton to assist a tractor trailer parked in the median when he was struck by an SUV.
He was initially taken to a hospital in Saratoga, and then airlifted to Albany Medical Center.
The roadway was closed off after the crash.
Pratt became a Trooper in 1987.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on the passing of Trooper Pratt:
I am shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of New York State Police Trooper Timothy Pratt. Since beginning his career with the State Police in 1987, Mr. Pratt served with integrity and pride, demonstrating a deep commitment to upholding the highest principals of the law. Trooper Pratt was a loving father, friend and neighbor who worked each and every day to make his community and all of New York a better place. Just last month, he joined me in paying tribute to our state’s first responders by leading our annual 9/11 motorcycle ride from the Capital Region to New York City. At this difficult time, I extend my thoughts and prayers to Trooper Pratt’s fiancée, his children and all those who loved him. In honor of Trooper Pratt’s life and work, I am directing all flags to half staff starting today, Wednesday, October 26, 2016.