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Trooper charged with causing Thruway accident

A New York State Trooper has been charged in causing an accident on the New York State Thruway last summer between Exits 58 and 59.

On Tuesday, Troopers arrested Stephen C. Barker, 33 for second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

On July 15, 2019 at 1:08 p.m., troopers out of the State Police at Buffalo responded to a collision involving a New York State Police vehicle on the I-90 west bound near milepost marker 462.6 in the town of Sheridan. Barker was operating a marked State Police Dodge Charger and rear-ended a 2019 Dodge Caravan with five occupants. All occupants of the Dodge Caravan were treated for injuries from minor to severe. Trooper Barker is currently suspended without pay.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Collision Reconstruction, Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office and NYSP Professional Standards Bureau assisted in this investigation.

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