Illinois State Police Trooper killed in deadly U.S. 20 crash near Freeport

Brooke Jones-Story

A 12-year-veteran of the Illinois State Police was killed on Thursday afternoon when a semi-trailer struck her and her squad car as she was inspecting another semi on U.S. Highway 20 near Freeport.

According to the Illinois State Police, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was inspecting a semi on U.S. 20 westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 when, at 12:20 p.m, she was struck while outside of her squad car.

“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family. This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do,” stated Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly.

Jones-Story is the 15th ISP trooper hit while on duty and the second to be killed this year.

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