Driver that killed Illinois Trooper may have been asleep - – Rockford’s News Leader

Driver in crash that killed Illinois Trooper may have been asleep


The driver of a semi that hit Illinois State Trooper James Sauter's cruiser may have been asleep, according to a preliminary report.

According to police, statements made by the driver also back up that report. However, Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said a reconstruction of the March 28 crash has not been fully completed and a final report could take several additional months to complete. Bond also said other factors could play a role in the crash.

Sauter, 28, was in his idling cruiser on the shoulder of a road in Chicago's northern suburbs when the truck hit it from behind. The driver of the truck, who was hospitalized for burns, has not been charged.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at