MSP Trooper Caleb Starr dies after head-on collision

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State Police announced late Friday a trooper injured in a head-on crash earlier in July in Boston Township has died from his injuries.

The crash occurred just before 10 p.m July 10, reported Detroit Free Press.

Trooper Caleb Starr was westbound on Grand River Avenue in his patrol vehicle when an eastbound vehicle crossed the centerline.

Starr, 33, was flown by medical helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. However, he passed away on Friday.

“The Michigan State Police mourns the loss of not just a trooper, but a husband, father, and dedicated public servant who had so much to give in a life that was cut far too short,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the MSP.

Charges are pending against the driver, a 28-year-old Utah woman. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Starr joined the MSP in September 2018 as a member of the 135th Trooper Recruit School. He is survived by his wife Rachael, who is a civilian member of the Michigan State Police, and their two daughters.


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