Illinois Trooper Hit, Killed by Tractor-Trailer

ELYSSA CHERNEY, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
 MARCH 29, 2019

Illinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was conducting an inspection on the shoulder of the road Thursday when another tractor-trailer truck slammed into her, also striking her squad car and the truck she initially pulled over.

 

FREEPORT, Illinois — Ever since an Illinois state trooper was hit by a car and killed in January near Northbrook — followed by a spate of other crashes into stopped squad cars — officials have been on a campaign to get drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles.

Those pleas were repeated again Thursday when, despite recent public awareness efforts by law enforcement, another state trooper died when she was hit by a truck while conducting a traffic stop west of Rockford.

 

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