Illinois trooper killed by truck as she inspected another

Updated Mar 30, 2019
Illinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-StoryIllinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

Illinois State Police Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, 34, was killed Thursday afternoon, when a tractor-trailer struck her, her squad car and the semi she was inspecting.

The incident occurred at about 12:20 p.m., while Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial vehicle on U.S. Route 20, just west of Illinois Route 75.

“Trooper Jones-Story was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck her squad car and the semi Trooper Jones-Story was inspecting,” the ISP said.

Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.

The impact engulfed both trucks in flames. The unidentified driver who hit Jones-Story was ticketed and taken into custody, according to state police.