Two fatally injured after Ill. trooper loses control of squad car

By Nicholas J.C. Pistor and Leah Thorsen
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

O'Fallon, Ill. — Illinois State Police on Friday night were investigating how a state trooper lost control of his cruiser and crossed an interstate median, causing a four-car crash in which two people were killed.

At an evening press briefing, police said a witness told them that another car had cut in front of the police cruiser, causing the officer to lose control.

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