HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)/WTIC News _ Connecticut State Police say a state trooper was killed in a traffic accident.
State Police said Sunday that Trooper Danielle Miller died as a result of injuries she sustained in the accident Saturday night in Wolcott, Connecticut. Miller was not on duty at the time.
Miller’s police cruiser and a pickup truck collided on Route 69 shortly before 9 o’clock.The driver of the pickup truck, 30 year old Aric Rivkin of Wolcott sustained non life-threatening injuries and was treated at an area hospital and released.
State Police said Sunday that they were announcing Miller’s passing with a heavy heart and great sadness. The driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital after the accident.
Miller was assigned to Troop L in Litchfield. She graduated from the police academy in 2014.
State Police say they’re grateful for her dedicated service.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Regional Naugatuck Valley Collision Investigation Team, consisting of officers from the Wolcott, Naugatuck, Cheshire, Middlebury and Watertown Police departments.
Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to contact the Wolcott Police Department at 203-879-1414.
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