Webster cop Michael J. Lee, 38, was driving a 2015 Toyota Tundra soutbound when he hit a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer that had been the breakdown path at 1:03 a.m. on Saturday, as indicated by state police.
He died the bucket at the scene.
“It is with awesome pity, and overwhelming hearts, that we should report the death of Officer Michael Lee,” Webster police said in an announcement via web-based networking media.
Depicting Lee as an “extraordinary” officer and SWAT administrator, Webster police said that he “had a method for conveying a grin to everybody’s face the minute he experienced them.
“We take comfort in the way that he is currently watching our backs from above like he generally did on the ground.”
Authorities say that the driver of the tractor-trailer, a 50-year-old man from Central Islip, New York, was inside the taxicab of the truck at the season of the crash, however was not harmed.
The crash is still under investigation.