According to WPXI, the fatal crash happened around 2:30 am; however, authorities have not said how the crash occurred.
The accident claimed the life of state trooper Michael P. Stewart, 26. A second trooper who has not been identified was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The police SUV appeared to have collided with a garbage truck, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):