The rest stops along I-55 near mile marker 64 are now named in the honor of a fallen state trooper. Kyle Deatherage was killed during a traffic stop back in 2012. State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) says this honor can never capture who he really was.
McCann relates the story of a DUI suspect that Deatherage had pulled over.
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Deatherage had been with the State Police for three years before he was killed. The rest stop in his honor is located just two miles from where he was killed on November 26, 2012.
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