New Hampshire State Police Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill was killed early Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer slammed into his patrol vehicle in Portsmouth.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. near Exit 5 on the northbound side of Interstate 95, WBZ reports.

Sherrill was working a construction detail while crews installed a rumble strip on the road when his cruiser was hit. The veteran trooper was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital but did not survive.