Trooper Kyle Deatherage struck, killed by semi

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Video: Trooper killed by semi during traffic stop

Video: Trooper killed on Interstate 55

Video: Trooper Kyle Deatherage struck, killed by semi

Video: Illinois State Trooper killed on I-55

  • Trooper Kyle Deatherage
  • (Photo by NewsChannel 5 Photojournalist Frank Scalise)
  • (Photo by NewsChannel 5 Photojournalist Frank Scalise)
    

Montgomery County, IL (KSDK) - An Illinois State Police trooper was struck by a semi and killed during a traffic stop Monday morning, NewsChannel 5 has learned.

The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 at milepost 62, just north of Litchfield, according ISP.

Trooper Kyle Deatherage, a motorcycle officer, was standing next to a car when the semi-truck hit him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Northbound Interstate 55 was closed and drivers forced to detour at Exit 60.

Traffic was backed up for miles around noon Monday.

Trooper Kyle Deatherage, 32, joined the Illinois State Police on May 31, 2009.  He is survived by his wife and their two children.

KSDK

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