EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The trucking
company being sued over a wreck that killed an Illinois State Police trooper
says it has no evidence the driver's medical conditions played a role in the
Dot Foods Inc. and the Georgia trucker face a
wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Trooper Kyle Deatherage's widow.
Deatherage was working a traffic stop
along a freeway near Litchfield on Nov. 26 when the passing trucker lost
consciousness. His tractor-trailer struck and killed the trooper.
In a statement, the company says the
driver was a military veteran with an unblemished driving record, despite his
Dot says he was operating in accordance
with federal transportation guidelines. The company also says it wasn't aware
of any reason why the trucker couldn't safely operate a tractor-trailer under