New York trooper dies 2 years after plane crash response

Trooper Winston Martindale, Jr.

A New York state trooper has died from injuries he suffered two years ago while assisting victims of a double plane crash.

New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico says Trooper Winston Martindale, Jr. died Wednesday after surgery at a New York City hospital.

Martindale fell on a piece of equipment while responding to the crash of two small planes on May 9, 2011 in Wawayanda, in Orange County about 60 miles northwest of New York City. Despite suffering internal bleeding, Martindale stayed at the scene for six hours. Both pilots died.

D'Amico says the 40-year-old Martindale had several medical procedures since.

Martindale was a 7-year veteran of the state police and an Army Reservist who served in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents and siblings.

Service arrangements for Martindale have been set for Monday, July 29, 2013 and Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Viewing will be Monday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Applebee-McPhillips, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at Christian Faith Fellowship, 510 M & M Road, Middletown, NY 10940.