Trooper Michael Stewart was killed in a vehicle crash on Route 711, at the Route 271 split, in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, at approximately 2:20 am.
His patrol SUV was traveling southbound when a garbage truck attempted to turn left onto the roadway in front of it, causing a collision. Trooper Stewart suffered fatal injuries in the crash and his partner suffered minor injuries.
Trooper Stewart had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for three years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Colonel Tyree Blocker
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110