The first female New York (NY) State Trooper dies in the line of duty.
Trooper Jill Mattice (31 year old) was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash in Otsego County.
State Police report Mattice was traveling eastbound on Route 23 in her patrol car when she collided head on with a tractor trailer headed westbound. Mattice was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was a 6 and a half year veteran of the New York State Police force.
NY State Police are holding a press conference at 1:30pm Thursday.