NJ State Trooper Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle

Trooper Sean Cullen;  Photo: Nancy Rokos/Burlington County Times

Trooper Sean Cullen; Photo: Nancy Rokos/Burlington County Times

A New Jersey State Trooper has died from severe injuries sustained after being struck by a driver on west I-295 shortly after 8 p.m.

New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen, 31, was born in Dublin, Ireland but had lived in the United States since he was a child. Late Monday night, Trooper Cullen was struck by a driver while investigating a vehicle accident on west I-295. He would die hours later at a local hospital.

The 22-year old woman who allegedly struck Trooper Cullen stopped after the accident and cooperated with police.

A Facebook post from the State Police stated, "His family members and numerous troopers and law enforcement personnel from several different agencies held vigil late into the night at the hospital. Doctors pronounced him deceased shortly after 12:30 a.m..."

Trooper Cullen was the 18th police officer to die in the line of duty so far this year and had previously served as a Westampton police officer from 2012-2014.


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