State Police: Trooper Dragged After Motorcycle Struck Dies

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hear update on critically injured MSP Trooper Chad Wolf.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state trooper who was dragged for several miles after his motorcycle was struck by a car and trailer on a Michigan highway has died. SPRINGFIELD TWP. (WWJ) – A police investigation is underway in northern Oakland County after a fatal accident involving a Michigan State Police trooper on a motorcycle.The investigation into Trooper Chad Wolf’s death is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the events Friday morning to contact the MSP at 1-855-MICH-TIP. Kriste Kibbey Etue pleaded for thoughts and prayers for Trooper Chad Wolf during a news conference at Genesys Regional Medical Center Friday, Aug. 28. Trooper Wolf will forever be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated father and outstanding public servant.” Wolf was on patrol with his department-issued motorcycle driving on northbound Dixie Highway crossing over southbound I-75 when a passenger vehicle towing a trailer collided with Wolf’s motorcycle about 6:30 a.m.

Northbound I-75 at Dixie Highway was closed around 7 a.m. because of the crash and traffic was backed up to M-15 in Clarkston, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. His death was announced just after 5:30 p.m. by State Police. “It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm the death of one of our own, Trooper Chad Wolf,” stated Col. Our troopers know the dangers they face each time they put the uniform on, but you need to know that the calling that they have to serve the public is far stronger than the fear,” said Etue. “We ask that you please keep Trooper Wolf and his family in your thoughts and prayers.” Several motorists called the WWJ Newsroom to report the heavy police activity in the area as the incident was unfolding.

Wolf is survived by his wife and four children. “The MSP wishes to acknowledge our many law enforcement partners who assisted at the scene and who continue to provide support to our department during this difficult time. This loss will be felt deeply by the entire state of Michigan.” Snyder added that Wolf “laid down his life in service to others, and for that his family will never be the same. That’s where everything concluded,” said Skubick. “When we got to the scene, we saw a lot of police cars and an EMS Medikit there on the ground, and a lot of blood as well — but we don’t see any people that they’re working on.” “This is a stark reminder that our troopers put their own safety at risk every single day to protect ours,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement on his Facebook page. “Please join me in praying for him, his family, and the doctors and nurses in charge of his care.”

Police believe the driver –– whose name was not released –– was attempting to change lanes or wanted to exit north onto I-75 when he struck Wolf. The Waterford driver drove onto north I-75, drove more than four miles and pulled into a Holly area rest stop thinking something was wrong with his vehicle, according to police. “He’s being very cooperative.

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