published : 2023-11-15

Connecticut truck driver to change plea to guilty in death of New Hampshire state trooper

Tragic loss of a dedicated law enforcement officer after a devastating highway crash

A solemn image of a New Hampshire state trooper's badge, symbolizing the dedication and sacrifice of law enforcement officers like Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill who tragically lost his life. *(Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)*

A Connecticut truck driver who was charged in a highway crash that claimed the life of a New Hampshire state trooper has recently indicated that he intends to change his plea to guilty.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill was tragically killed in the fall of 2021, leaving behind a void in the law enforcement community. The 44-year-old had dedicated twenty years of service to protecting and serving the people.

The incident occurred when Jay Medeiros of Ashford, Connecticut, was operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth. In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Medeiros's vehicle collided with Sgt. Sherrill's cruiser while the trooper was diligently working at the site of an overnight paving project.

An aerial view of the busy Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, capturing the bustling traffic and emphasizing the importance of responsible driving. *(Taken with DJI Phantom 4 Pro)*

This devastating accident, stained with negligence and reckless conduct, resulted in charges of negligent homicide and reckless conduct being filed against Jay Medeiros.

In a surprising development, Medeiros has filed an intent to change his plea from not guilty to guilty, a decision that could alter the course of the legal proceedings.

The scheduled plea and subsequent sentencing for Medeiros will take place in January, marking a pivotal moment in this tragic case.

A courtroom scene depicting the intensity and gravity of the legal proceedings, highlighting the upcoming plea and sentencing of Jay Medeiros, the Connecticut truck driver involved in the fatal crash. *(Taken with Nikon D850)*

Represented by attorney Ronald Caron, Medeiros remains silent, with his legal counsel declining to provide any comments to the Daily Democrat news outlet.

The loss of Staff Sgt. Jesse Sherrill is a somber reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face daily in their tireless efforts to maintain public safety.

Let this serve as a poignant reminder to cherish the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to upholding the law and protecting our communities.