Driver arrested for fatal crash which killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

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55-year-old Craig Dittmar, of Stockton, has been arrested and charged for his alleged involvement in a fatal crash which killed Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story on March 28th.

Dittmar has been charged with two counts of Reckless Homicide, and one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Fatigued Causing Death.

Jones-Story, 34, was a 12-year-veteran of the Illinois State Police. She was killed when a semi-trailer struck her and her squad car as she was inspecting another semi on US 20 near Freeport.

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

No other injuries were reported.

Dittmar was taken to the Stephenson County Jail and is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

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