Ill. officer struck, killed by tractor-trailer

The three year veteran had parked his motorcycle to speak to a driver when the truck struck him


By PoliceOne Staff

LITCHFIELD, Ill. — An officer was killed Monday by a tractor trailer during a traffic stop.

Trooper Kyle Deatherage, 32, had parked his motorcycle on the shoulder of the road and was speaking with the driver of a pulled-over vehicle when he was struck according to ODMP. 

The husband and father of two had served with Illinois State Police for three years. 

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