FHP trooper killed in highway accident while on duty

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jun 18, 2017

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- A state trooper died after being pinned under a vehicle involved in a two-car collision on a Florida highway.

Officials from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said the trooper was outside his patrol car when he was struck Saturday evening on Interstate 75 in Alachua County.


A report from Florida Highway Patrol said Sgt. William Trampass Bishop was at the scene of a previous crash involving a car parked in the southbound emergency lane. Bishop was struck when two other cars driving south collided.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Sims told the Orlando Sentinel that Bishop was pinned beneath one of the cars in the second collision.

The 52-year-old trooper died at a hospital. Officials said Bishop had been a Florida state trooper for 30 years.