An unfortunate accident on I-295 in West Deptford Monday night has claimed the life of a New Jersey State Trooper.

31-year-old Trooper Sean Cullen, a graduate of Cinnaminson High School, was responding to a car fire on 295-South when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Trooper Cullen sustained seriously head injuries, and was taken by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a shortly after 12:30 a.m., 6abc.com reports.

The 22-year old who struck Cullen stayed on the scene and is cooperating with police.

Source: 6abc