State Trooper Killed In Car Crash

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A Pennsylvania State Trooper was killed earlier today in a crash at the intersection of Route 251 and Route 168 in South Beaver Township. The accident, which involved a State Police cruiser and a tractor trailer, was reported around 10:15 a.m.

Sources tell the Beaver Countian that Trooper Blake Coble was transported to Heritage Valley Beaver following the accident, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, Gregory Golkosky, age 47 of Westmoreland County, was not injured.

Trooper Coble joined the Pennsylvania State Police in 1988, and was stationed at the Beaver Barracks — He was scheduled to retire in January. Coble, age 47, is survived by his wife and two children.

“His untimely death left two children without a father and wife without a husband, plus countless friends and family members grieving” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan in a written statement. “He died serving the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police mourn his loss and extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Reader Comments:


Guest
2 years 10 months ago

I am deeply saddened by this news. I met & worked with Trooper Coble a couple times when I was with the railroad. He was a great guy and a first class police officer. My heart goes out to his family, the troopers stationed in Beaver County, the Pa. State Police and all brother and sister police officers everywhere. This is a tragic loss. Blake will be dearly missed.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

PLEASE GOD COMFORT HIS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

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ACT 111
2 years 10 months ago

Thats a shame a good man that has done his time with high standards and about to retire to enjoy his family at a young age!

A true shame , but a true servicemen that was serving THE BLUELINE

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

I am deeply saddened by this news. I met & worked with Trooper Coble a couple times when I was with the railroad. He was a great guy and a first class police officer. My heart goes out to his family, the troopers stationed in Beaver County, the Pa. State Police and all brother and sister police officers everywhere. This is a tragic loss. Blake will be dearly missed.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Thoughts and prayers to this young man’s family. Also to his fellow troopers.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Prayers for the Trooper and family…both Blood and Blue. :(

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Thoughts and prayers for this Troopers family and friends.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

My heart goes out to his family. May they find God’s comfort

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Prayers and thoughts to this troopers family and friends! So sorry for their loss!

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

RIP, Officer. My condolences to his family and friends.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

So sad to hear of this loss may my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and fellow troopers

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

RIP Trooper, prayers from the Hamilton family

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

i had the pleasure of knowing this fine man. Condolences to his wife and children.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

I saw him this morning about 10 minutes before that happened. I wish I would have been speeding or something at the time I saw him then perhaps it would have never happened. I’m so sorry Trooper Coble. God bless you and your family…

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Nicole hepler
2 years 10 months ago

What a wonderful father, husband, officer. Was always so kind and generous to all! To Brenda and the children my heart is broken and words can’t ever express how I feel and the pain u have in your heart! Am sorry my friend! May god watch over u and those precious babies ;(

 

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