Trooper Padasak was a passenger in the car driven by Trooper Fred Schimp. Schimp's vehicle did not stop at the stop sign at Route 98 and Sterretania Road, ultimately crashing into the car of 57 year old Donna Platz Platz, who died at the scene. We are told Trooper Schimp is still hospitalized and being treated for moderate injuries.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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