Connecticut state trooper killed in crash

- A trooper with the Connecticut State Police died in the line of duty in a highway crash Thursday afternoon, according to the governor.

Trooper First Class Kevin Miller was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer on I-84 in Tolland around 2 p.m., Gov. Dan Malloy said. He was a 19-year veteran of the State Police assigned to Troop C.

"On behalf of the entire State of Connecticut, I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and State Police colleagues," Malloy said in a statement. "I ask the people of Connecticut to keep Trooper First Class Miller and his family in their prayers."

Malloy said Miller was dedicated to serving the people of Connecticut. The governor directed U.S. and state flags to fly at half-staff until either the burial or memorial service.

"We are grateful for his dedicated service to the Connecticut State Police and the residents of Connecticut, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time," the State Police said in a news release.

Miller was the 22nd state trooper or auxiliary trooper killed in the line of duty since 1922, according to the governor.

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