The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department is asking for drivers to slow down, move over and be observant while driving.
The Sheriff’s department posted the plea on their Facebook page after 2 troopers from the Illinois State Police Department were killed within 72 hours.
Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was killed by a tractor trailer last week on Thursday while she was conducting a commercial motor vehicle inspection along US 20 near Freeport.
On Saturday 36 year old Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed in a head on collision when a car was traveling the wrong way on I-94 near Green Oaks and hit the troopers vehicle head on.
The Audrain County Sheriff’s Department extended their deepest condolences to the members of the Illinois State Police and to the families of the fallen troopers.