Family, friends and colleagues are remembering an Illinois State Police trooper who died in the line of duty Monday south of Springfield.
Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed when he was struck by a semi while conducting a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 62.
There is no word yet on what charges may be pending against the truck driver. Deatherage was a three-year veteran of the state police, assigned to the motorcycle detail in District 18.
He was 32, and is survived by a wife and two children.