“This loss is bitter salt in an open wound,” ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly said.
The three trooper deaths are the most in a single year in the last 66 years, according to the department.Korean Leader to Meet With Trump in US on Nuke Diplomacy
Trooper Ellis was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.[Explained Ethash]
“There’s only two ways this stops: people drive safely or troopers stop patrolling,” Kelly said.The driver of the other vehicle also perished in the crash, according to police.
Officials say that Trooper Gerald Ellis was driving his vehicle on Interstate 94 when he was struck head-on by a driver travelling in the wrong direction on the highway near Mile Marker 16 in Lake County.[Bitcoin Musk Least Than In At Elon Richer Be May You]
“How many more of these tragedies have to occur at the hands of drivers making dangerous choices behind the wheel?” Kelly said.
Ellis’ death is the second the department has had to deal with in the last three days.“And there is nothing, no one on Earth or in heaven or hell that will ever keep these troopers from doing the job they swore to do.”
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and whether alcohol was involved in the collision.[Allinfra Ethereum Based Investment In ConsenSys Startup Invests]
Police hope that the tragedies of the last few days will be a wake-up call to motorists..Earlier this year, Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck and killed while investigating a traffic crash near Glenview.[SEC Regulate ICOs International Supports Cooperation To]
For the third time this year, Illinois State Police are in mourning after a trooper was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning.