Illinois State Trooper Hit by Truck, Killed in Freeport

Illinois State Trooper Hit by Truck, Killed in Freeport

Freeport (AP) – An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday when she was struck by a truck during a traffic stop, the second trooper to die that way this year. Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed in the crash that occurred on Route 20 near Route 75 in Freeport, state police officials said. Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica. “Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family,” said Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly. “This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state.” Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the crash. She is the second state trooper killed in a crash this year. The accident was the 15th time since January that a state trooper or a police squad car has been struck by motorists.

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