New York State Trooper Killed in Head-On Crash

State police say a 30-year-old trooper from the Catskill barracks died in a collision while he was on patrol in the Hudson Valley.

Police say Trooper David Lane, a four-year veteran, was driving north in his patrol vehicle on state Route 32 in Catskill at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday when he attempted to pass another northbound vehicle.

The vehicles made contact and Lane's vehicle went off the road and hit a utility pole.

Route 32 was shut down in both directions to allow for emergency response and investigation.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that Lane was the son of Cheryl and Stephen Lane of Dexter in northern New York, and that he served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army's C Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.