On October 26, 2016, at approximately 6:25am, Trooper Timothy P. Pratt, a member of the New York State Police Traffic Incident Management Unit, was on-duty and observed a tractor trailer stopped with four way flashers activated in the median on Ballard Road, town of Wilton, Saratoga County. Trooper Pratt exited his patrol vehicle and approached the tractor trailer. After determining from the operator he had missed his intended turn, Trooper Pratt assisted the tractor trailer driver with getting safely turned around. As Trooper Pratt was returning to his patrol vehicle, he was struck in the eastbound lane by an eastbound vehicle. Trooper Pratt sustained massive bodily trauma and first aid was initiated at the scene by other members of the New York State Police and Wilton Emergency Squad. Trooper Pratt was initially transported by Wilton EMS to Saratoga Hospital and then flown by the NYSP Aviation Unit to Albany Medical Center, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.