NYS Trooper Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop

May 29, 2014 Updated May 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM EDT

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NYS Trooper Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop

May 29, 2014 Updated May 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM EDT

DELAWARE COUNTY (WKBW-TV) - A New York State Trooper was killed while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 81 when he was hit by a passing vehicle.

The driver continued on for a short distance before stopping and running into nearby woods. Police arrested him around 1 p.m.

Trooper Christopher Skinner was a 13 year veteran of the New York State Police. He worked in Troops C, E and G. He was assigned to the TIM detail in June 2008.

Trooper Skinner is from Binghamton, NY and is survived by his mother, Sharyn, brother, Shawn, fiancé, Surrena, and two children, 15-year-old Kyle and 12-year-old Erin. Trooper Skinner was 42 years old.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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