An Illinois State Police trooper was killed in a wrong-way crash. He’s the 2nd to die this week and the 16th hit this year
An Illinois State Police trooper was killed early Saturday when he was struck by a wrong-way driver. He's the second Illinois trooper to be killed in three days, and the 16th to be struck by a vehicle in 2019. Trooper Gerald Ellis, 36, was on duty but headed home to his wife and two children on Interstate 94 in Green Oaks at about 3:25 a.m. when a wrong-way driver hit his squad car head-on, according to Illinois State Police.
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