Nys Trooper Killed In Freak Highway Accident

12.18.13 | Bob Price

A New York State Trooper has died from injuries suffered when his patrol vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway in the Mohawk Valley. Trooper David Cunniff was inside his cruiser while it was parked behind a car he had pulled over for speeding Monday morning near Exit 27 in Amsterdam. the truck rear-ended Cunniff's cruiser and also hit the second vehicle, ending up on top of it.  The 35-year-old Cunniff died yesterday at an Albany hospital. The car driver is in fair condition. The truck driver wasn't injured.  Neither alcohol nor the weather played a role in the crash. The trooper was a nine-year veteran. He was married with two children.