The truck driver who struck and killed an Illinois State Police trooper on Interstate 55 near Litchfield last year has been charged with reckless homicide.
52-year-old Johnny Felton was taken into custody in his home state of Georgia after being indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury. He will be returned to Illinois for indictment, and will be held on $250,000 bond. He could face 14 years in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors say Felton was speeding when he hit Trooper Kyle Deatherage, who was conducting a traffic stop.