State trooper in Michigan critically hurt after motorcycle hit, dragged …

29 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hear update on critically injured MSP Trooper Chad Wolf.

DETROIT — A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway. “It is with very heavy hearts that we confirm the death of one of our own, Trooper Chad Wolf,” state police director Col. 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 said in a release. “Our troopers know the dangers they face each time they put on their uniform, but the calling they feel to serve the public is stronger than any fear. Trooper Wolf will forever be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated father and outstanding public servant.” Wolf was riding north about 6:30 a.m. on Dixie Highway and crossing over Interstate 75 north of Detroit in Springfield Township when the car and trailer collided with his motorcycle. 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.

Preliminary investigation indicates Wolf was dragged by the trailer on I-75 for several miles until the driver pulled over at the Holly Road rest area. 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. Brian Gallamore was driving along southbound I-75 when he saw scores of emergency vehicles with their lights activated. “There were probably 18 to 20 police cruisers and three or four ambulances in the rest area and there were also motorcycle police,” said Gallamore. “Then before I got to the rest area, there was a group of maybe three ambulances and four cruisers and a police escort, all heading north at high speed.” “There’s a lot of emergency vehicles at the rest area a few miles north of here, almost to East Holly Road. We also wish to thank the staff and medical professionals at Genesys Regional Medical Center for the outstanding care given to Wolf,” the statement concluded. 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.

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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