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27 November 2018
UPDATE: New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
George P. Beach II
Director of Public Information
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the line of duty death of Trooper Jeremy J. VanNostrand
On November 27, 2018, at approximately 7:45 am, Trooper VanNostrand was reporting to work at the State Police barracks in Fonda when he was involved in a motor vehicle crash.
Trooper VanNostrand was stopped in the westbound lane of State Highway 5S waiting to turn into the station in his personal vehicle, when he was rear-ended by a box truck and pushed into oncoming traffic.
Trooper VanNostrand's vehicle was then hit by a pick-up truck traveling eastbound on 5S.
Trooper VanNostrand was transported to Albany Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Trooper VanNostrand entered the State Police in November of 2012 and served with the State Police for six years.
Trooper VanNostrand served as a Trooper in Troop F at SP Middletown and Liberty, and in Troop G at SP Granville, and his latest assignment, SP Fonda.
Prior to his State Police service, Trooper VanNostrand served as a Correction Officer for eight years with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Trooper VanNostrand was 36 years old and is survived by his wife, their daughter, his parents and brothers.
The other drivers involved in the crash have been identified as:
Driver of box truck – Aaron M. Munsie, 32, Amsterdam, NY, was not injured.
Driver of pick-up truck – Robert E. Crews, 52, Fort Plain, NY, transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.
At this time, the weather does not appear to be a factor in the crash, no tickets have been issued and the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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