Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

Trooper Craig J. Todeschini

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 2006

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Craig J. Todeschini

Trooper Craig Todeschini was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a motorcycle in Pompey Hill, Onondaga County, New York.

Trooper Todeschini was pursuing a motorcycle on Route 91 that was traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. He had started pursuing the motorcycle after it passed him at an estimated 100 mph. He turned his vehicle around and chased the suspect for approximately two miles before his Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at the intersection of Route 91 and Cherry Street.

The driver of the motorcycle was eventually apprehended and charged with aggravated manslaughter and aggravated negligent homicide.

Prior to this incident, it was not illegal to flee from the police in New York State. On November 1, 2006, the "Trooper Craig Todeschini Bill" was passed into law, creating the crime of Fleeing from a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

Trooper Todeschini had served with the New York State Police for 3-1/2 years and also served with the Solvay Fire Department. He is survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5060

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Charged with homicide

vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Hey Craig,

Thinking of you often.


Larry Claps

April 23, 2024

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