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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