HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Hoosick Falls police officer has died. Hoosick Falls Police Chief Robert Ashe has confirmed to NEWS10 that Officer Matthew Waldron, 25, of Mechanicville was killed in a car crash on Route 67 in Schaghticoke Tuesday morning.
The New York State Police said troopers responded to the car vs. tractor-trailer crash around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday between Buttermilk Falls Road and Muriel Lane in Schaghticoke.
Police said Waldron was traveling east on Route 67 when he struck a tractor-trailer from behind. Waldron was transported to Samaritan Hospital where he died from his injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The Mechanicville Police Department wrote on Facebook that Waldron started his career with their department in 2017 before transferring to Hoosick Falls. Matthew’s father, Joe Waldron, led the Mechanicville Police Department for 17 years as Chief before his retirement in 2018.
“We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and to the communities of Mechanicville and Hoosick Falls, who were lucky enough to know him. We ask for prayers and condolences for the family and our officers, and we stand ready to assist and support the family in any way,” wrote the Hoosick Falls Police Department on Facebook.
Chief Ashe said Waldron was a great officer with the department and will be greatly missed. Services for Waldron will be announced in the coming days.