Liverpool (WSYR-TV) – New York State Trooper Amanda Anna died on Friday in a crash while on duty in Oswego County.
Anna had a four-year-old son and was engaged to be married. State Police say she was in pursuit of a “violator” when she crashed on Route 37 in Hastings.
Driving a marked, State Police Chevy Tahoe, Anna lost control on a curve, hit a guardrail and went airborne before flipping several times. Her vehicle finally came to a rest in someone’s front yard.
The 31-year-old from Liverpool suffered severe head trauma and was taken by ambulance to Upstate University Hospital, where she died from her injuries six hours later.
In the hours following the crash, questions remained as to exactly what Trooper Anna had been doing when she crashed.
Using a vehicle tracking system installed in her police cruiser, investigators were able to determine that she was traveling westbound on Route 37, before turning around to head east in a “possible attempt to stop a violator.”
Anna was a native of Fair Haven who graduated from Hannibal High School in 1999 and attended Houghton College. She was a six-year veteran of the New York State Police.
Along with her four-year-old son and fiancé, Anna is survived by her mother and step-father, not to mention a family of troopers who will surely miss that smile.
Memorial contributions can be made to the “Trooper Amanda Anna Fund,” P.O. Box 485, Fair Haven, New York 13064.
Funeral arrangements for Trooper Anna are detailed below:
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. The funeral will be held on Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the North Syracuse Baptist Church, 420 South Main St., North Syracuse.
Graveside services will be for family members only.