State Trooper Killed In Crash On I-81

Published 05/29 2014 04:14PM

Updated 06/12 2014 10:21AM

According to State Police, Trooper Christopher G. Skinner was hit and killed by a vehicle on I-81 northbound.

Trooper Skinner was conducting a vehicle and traffic stop on I-81 north of exit 6 when he was struck by a passing vehicle and killed instantly.

A suspect is in custody following a manhunt between exits 6 and 7 in the Castle Creek area.

The suspect veered off the road and fled into nearby woods. Police apprehended the suspect shortly after 1 p.m.

I-81 northbound is closed near exit 6.

Trooper Skinner, 42, was a Binghamton resident and leaves behind two children.

NewsChannel 34 will update this story as more information is released.

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