MORRIS, N.Y. -- A New York State Trooper was killed in an Otsego County traffic accident Wednesday afternoon.
The patrol car of Trooper Jill Mattice reportedly was travelling east on State Route 23 in the Town of Morris when she collided with a westbound tractor trailer around 3:00pm. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mattice was 6 1/2 year veteran of the State Police. She was last stationed at the barracks in Oneonta where she was also a resource officer for the Unadilla Valley Central and Franklin School Districts.
Mattice is the first female New York State Trooper to die in the line of duty.
She was 31-years old.
The investigation continues.
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