Funeral set for trooper killed during traffic stop
HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) -- Services for an
Illinois State Police trooper struck and killed by a tractor-trailer during a
traffic stop will be at his alma mater high school.
State Police say 32-year-old motorcycle Trooper Kyle Deatherage died at
the scene of the accident shortly after 9 a.m. Monday along Interstate 55 near
Litchfield. That's about 55 miles northeast of St. Louis.
State Police Director Hiram Grau says Deatherage was a married father of
two children and had been a trooper since May 2009.
There's no word on any charges.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland
says Deatherage's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Triad
High School in Troy. Visitation will be there from 4:30 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Friday, then again from 9 a.m. Saturday until service time.