December 21, 2014
MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a trooper has been killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer, making her the first female New York state trooper to die in the line of duty.
Police say 31-year-old Trooper Jill Mattice (muh-TYCE') was traveling east on State Route 23 in upstate New York when her cruiser collided with the westbound truck Wednesday afternoon in the Otsego (aht-SEE'-goh) County town of Morris, 57 miles southeast of Syracuse.
Police say Mattice was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police Mattice was a six-year veteran stationed at the Oneonta (oh-nee-AHN'-tuh) barracks and assigned as the school resource officer for two local school districts.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.