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Ill. State Police squad car strucking while handling crash

On Nov. 21, 2023, at approximately 4:11 a.m., Ill. State Police (ISP) officials investigated a

two-vehicle traffic crash involving an ISP officer’s squad car that was hit by a motorist who failed to

move over on Interstate 294 northbound near Deerfield Road in Lake County.

An ISP Troop 15 trooper was stationary in the left lane of Interstate 294 southbound with

emergency lights activated. The trooper was handling a previous traffic crash when a 2014 Toyota

Corolla, traveling southbound, failed to move over and struck the left concrete median wall before

striking the left side of the ISP squad...


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