Illinois State Police Motorcycle Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop Accident

A motorcycle trooper for the Illinois State Police was killed Monday morning on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Litchfield, Illinois.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited.

The trooper, Kyle Deatherage, 32, died at the accident scene, at milepost 62,  shortly after 9:00 a.m.  At the time of the accident, he was involved in a traffic stop, at which time a semi truck struck him.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “Illinois trooper hit, killed by passing semi rig during interstate traffic stop” as well as the November 26 Fox2Now.com article titled “IL State Trooper Struck And Killed On I-55.”

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