LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Federal
regulators say a Georgia-licensed trucker admits losing consciousness before
his truck struck and killed an Illinois State Police trooper making a freeway
The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Johnny Felton Jr. to
immediately stop driving commercially, saying he's an imminent hazard because
he failed to exercise appropriate care regarding his medical conditions.
The department didn't identify what conditions it said disqualify him
from trucking. Felton declined to comment when reached by telephone at his home
in Hinesville, Ga., on Tuesday.
No charges have been filed against Felton in the Nov. 26 accident near
Litchfield that killed Illinois State Police trooper Kyle Deatherage.
Authorities say Deatherage was working a traffic stop along Interstate 55 when
he was hit by a tractor-trailer.A