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Illinois Trooper Hit and Killed by Passing Semi Rig

By The Associated Press

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say one of its motorcycle troopers is dead after being hit by a passing tractor-trailer during a freeway traffic stop in southern Illinois.  State Police say 32-year-old Trooper Kyle Deatherage died at the scene of the accident shortly after 9 a.m. Monday along Interstate 55 near Litchfield.  

State Police Director Hiram Grau says Deatherage was a married father of two children and had been a trooper since May 2009.  There was no immediate word on any charges.  Litchfield is about 55 miles northeast of St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

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