State police dedicate rest stop to fallen trooper

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RAYMOND, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois officials will hold a dedication ceremony to officially rename a central Illinois rest stop after a state trooper who was killed during a crash in 2012.

 

Thursday morning's ceremony honoring Trooper Kyle Deatherage will be held at the Coalfield rest area on Interstate 55 near Raymond.

 

The 32-year-old was killed in November 2012 when a tractor-trailer struck him on Interstate 55 near Litchfield in central Illinois about 45 miles south of Springfield. A Georgia truck driver has been charged in Deatherage's death.

 

Deatherage had been a trooper since May 2009.

 

After Thursday's ceremony the Illinois State Police say the northbound and southbound Coalfield rest stops at milepost 64 on Interstate 55 will officially be called the Trooper Kyle Deatherage Memorial Rest Stops.

 

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