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Trooper killed in upstate crash

FULTONVILLE – A state police trooper injured in a crash Monday night has died.  David Cunniff. was last assigned to Troop T, Fultonville.

Cunniff was conducting a traffic stop on the State Thruway in Montgomery County, at about 8 p.m., when he was struck by a tractor trailer. The truck was eastbound in the right lane and drove off the roadway for an unknown reason, striking the two vehicles at the traffic stop.

Cunniff was in his patrol car at the time with emergency lights activated. The impact forced Trooper Cunniff's car off the right shoulder, partially ejecting him from the vehicle. Cunniff was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he died Tuesday afternoon.

Trooper Cunniff was a 9 year veteran of the New York State Police. He worked in Troops B, G and was a member of the then Executive Services Detail at the New York State Capitol.  He was assigned to Troop T in February of 2009.

Trooper Cunniff, 35, was from Duanesburg, NY and is survived by his wife, Amy, and two sons, Caleb, 6, and Zachary, 4.   Funeral arrangements will follow.