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Illinois State Trooper Squad Car Struck While Assisting A Traffic Crash

On Feb. 15, 2021, at approximately 11:46 a.m. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash on Interstate 55 northbound near Illinois Route 30 in Will
County, involving an ISP Trooper. On the above date an ISP Trooper responded to a traffic crash that occurred near the above location.

The Trooper pulled behind the wrecked vehicles in the left lane and had the emergency lights activated in order to assist with directing traffic to the right. At approximately 11:46 a.m., while
the Trooper was in his squad car, a 2010 black Cadillac crashed into the rear of the Trooper’s squad car causing injury to the Trooper. The Trooper was airlifted to a local area hospital with
serious injuries.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 20-year-old man from Joliet, was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The vehicles from the initial crash were not
involved. This crash marks the sixth ISP Scott’s Law related crash year-to-date in 2021 and the second in two days. Interstate 55 at IL Route 30 was closed until approximately 3:45 p.m. for the traffic crash investigation. As soon as information becomes available, we will be sure to provide an update.


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