Chief Dominick Hiffa of the Whitesboro Police Department in New York sadly reports the death of Officer Kevin Crossley.
Officer Crossley, 34, was killed in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection, when a Chevrolet Avalanche SUV traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn in front of him while he was responding to a call for service.
Crossley sustained critical injuries in the crash. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica where he was pronounced dead.
The other driver was transported to St. Luke’s with non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers of the New York State Police and their Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team are conducting the collision investigation.
“Last night we lost one of our fellow part time Police Officers. Officer Kevin Crossley who was working in the Village of Whitesboro was killed in a 2 car motor vehicle accident on Oriskany Blvd,” Whitestown police posted on their Facebook page Thursday morning.
The village of Whitesboro has also expressed their condolences over the loss of Officer Crossley.
“The Village of Whitesboro is deeply saddened at the loss of one of our police officers in an auto accident last night while on duty,” the village said on its Facebook page. “Whitesboro is a small, close community, this strikes at the heart of all of us. We have lost a dedicated public servant to our residents. Our hearts are broken. Thoughts and prayers to the family and the Whitesboro Police Department.”
— WKTV (@WKTV) April 12, 2018
Chief Hiffa said Crossley was an upbeat person who loved his job, snowmobiling and his Harley.
The following video was posted by Michael Ryan on Facebook, which appears to show a procession in Syracuse on Wednesday night:
Kevin Crossley served the Whitesboro Police Department for eight years as a part time officer. He also served with the Whitestown Police Department.
His parents and brother survive him.
Officer Kevin Crossley is gone, but will never be forgotten. EOW: Wednesday, April 11, 2018.