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Video: N.J. Trooper Killed in Collision with Deer

June 01, 2015  | 

VIDEO: N.J. Trooper Killed in Collision with Deer

A New Jersey State Trooper was killed and another was injured when their patrol vehicle struck a deer early Saturday morning, reports WTXF.

State police officials say 24-year-old Anthony Raspa was killed in the crash, which occurred at 12:48 a.m. Saturday on I-195 in Upper Freehold Township.

Raspa was a graduate of the 152nd academy class, which graduated in October 2013. He lived in Middlesex County and served the state from his assignment in Hamilton Station.

The injured trooper, 29-year-old Gene Hong, was treated at a hospital for lacerations and a neck injury.

State Police Capt. Stephen Jones says the two troopers were patrolling eastbound on a stretch of the highway in Monmouth County when their Ford Crown Victoria struck the deer.

Comments (4)

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Speeding kills even GESTA @ 6/1/2015 3:59 PM

Those thug deers ahhhh

Leonard Mather @ 6/1/2015 4:30 PM

Statistically, this event is a rarity. A Police Ford Crown Vic with its air bags, sturdy frame and known stability is not expected to allow for the death of one occupant and the serious injury of a second occupant upon striking a deer. Was this deer a Buck of unusual size? Was this Buck hit such that he came through the windshield allowing the horns to impale the driver while maiming the passenger?

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/1/2015 7:03 PM

This is an unfortunate fact of life when driving where there is wildlife. They are hard to miss when they race across suddenly. My sincere condolences to trooper Raspa's family and the department. A speedy recovery to trooper Hong.

John Jay @ 6/2/2015 5:31 AM

So sorry for the Loss of a this young man ,The officer whose life was shattered in a split second that that deer ran in front of there unit. May God have mercy on his sole , Bless him and his family & His brothers in Blue . We must be on alert on are toe's it seems more so in these past several months, than in the past. Lord bless us all.

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