Illinois State Police trooper struck by tractor-trailer and killed
PECATONICA, Ill. – A 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police died in the line of the duty Thursday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer.
The accident occurred around 12:20 p.m. on westbound Route 20 just west of Route 75 in Stephenson County.
Trooper Brooke Jones-Story had been conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle for the past hour. She was outside of her state police squad car when a tractor-trailer hit her and the vehicle she was inspecting.