NYSP patrol car struck while assisting with a property damage crash on I-481 in Cicero

NYSP news release

CICERO, NY —  On Jan. 26, 2022, at around 5:55 p.m., a marked State Police car was hit by a passenger vehicle on I-481 northbound, in the town of Cicero.

Trooper Stephen P. Muller was inside his patrol car, with the emergency lights activated, providing traffic control for property damage crash in the area of Exit 10 when a 2017 KIA driven by Laura J. Shelton, 55, of North Syracuse, NY, failed to observe the patrol car while traveling in the left lane and hit the troop car from behind.

Trooper Muller, a 3-year veteran was transported to Upstate Community Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.  Shelton was transported to Upstate University Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

State Police would like to remind drivers to slow down and move over when emergency vehicles are working on the highway.