PA State Trooper
A state trooper three months from retirement died Thursday when a tractor-trailer truck ran a stop sign at a rural Beaver County intersection and hit his cruiser, state police said.
Trooper Blake T. Coble, 47, a veteran who worked out of the Beaver County barracks where his wife is a dispatcher, died at a local hospital following the crash in South Beaver Township.
The truck driver, Gregory Golkosky, 47, of Mount Pleasant, was being questioned Thursday but had not been charged.
Investigating troopers said Mr. Golkosky was driving his empty flatbed rig south on Route 168 shortly after 10 a.m. Trooper Coble, who was on routine patrol, was driving east on Route 151.
Police said Mr. Golkosky ran the stop sign at the intersection and smashed into the driver's side of Trooper Coble's cruiser.
Read more: Beaver County accident kills trooper nearing retirement - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rest In Peace my Brother. May God grant you eternal rest and may He also look over your family and grant them peace now, in their most extreme moment of sorrow.
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Sleep In Peace , Comrade Dear
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Rest in peace, Trooper Coble. Condolences to famly , friends and colleagues