Connecticut state trooper killed in a hit-and run during traffic stop on highway.

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May 30, 2024

A Connecticut state trooper was killed on Interstate 84 in Southington Connecticut Thursday when he was hit by another car while making a traffic stop.

Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier was fatally struck while conducting a traffic stop on I-84 East near Exit 31 just after 2:30p.m. During the traffic stop, while standing next to his cruiser, a pickup truck drifted onto the shoulder, sideswiped his cruiser, striking Trooper First Class Pelletier. Sadly, Trooper First Class Pelletier died on the scene. According to state police, Trooper Pelletier was working overtime as part of a high-visibility vehicle enforcement grant, meant to cut down on fatalities on Connecticut highways.

Pelletier served in the Connecticut State Police for nine years. The agency said he “served the citizens of the state of Connecticut with an unwavering sense of dedication, pride and professionalism, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

Trooper Pelletier leaves behind his wife, Dominique, and two young sons, Troy, and Zachary.Line