Illinois State Trooper Hit and Killed by Truck on US Route 20 Northeast of Freeport, Illinois

Map of US20 Truck Crash that killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Map of US20 Truck Crash that killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

An Illinois state trooper was killed in a crash about 1:45 p.m. Thursday March 28, 2019 on US 20 northeast of Freeport and west of Rockford, Illinois [LIVE TRAFFIC MAP].

Trooper Brook Jones-Story had pulled over a semi-trailer truck on the westbound shoulder of U.S. Route 20 just west of State Route 75, and was inspecting the commercial vehicle, when her police vehicle was hit, the vehicle she was inspecting was hit, and she was hit as a pedestrian by another semi-trailer truck. Her police vehicle ignited after impact. The truck that hit her while she was outside her vehicle also burned. The truck and the trailer were consumed by fire. Also the truck that had been stopped ignited. The cab of the stopped truck burned, but the trailer did not burn. The truck fires and a field fire along the side of the road were extinguished by Freeport firefighters.

The condition of the two truck drivers were initially unknown.

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.

BREAKING: Illinois State Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop

An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday while making a traffic stop near U.S. Route 20 near IL Route 75 in Freeport, near Rockford, according to Illinois State Police. (More here: https://cbsloc.al/2HX7WQ9)

Posted by CBS Chicago on Thursday, March 28, 2019






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Map of US20 Truck Crash that killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Map of US20 Truck Crash that killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.