Trooper Mathew Gatti was responding to a report of a car fire when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and collided with a tractor-trailer truck.
 - Image courtesy of Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

Trooper Mathew Gatti was responding to a report of a car fire when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and collided with a tractor-trailer truck.

Image courtesy of Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper died in a traffic collision in Madison County Monday afternoon.

According to WREG-TV, 24-year-old Trooper Matthew Gatti was responding to a report of a car fire when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and collided with a tractor-trailer truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for just under one year.

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