Lawmakers pushing to name part of U.S. 20 after fallen ISP Trooper Jones-Story

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two Illinois lawmakers are working on a proposal to name part of U.S. 20 after fallen ISP Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) and Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) want to name a stretch of U.S. Route 20 Westbound, just west on Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County, as the “Trooper Brooke Jones-Story Memorial Highway.”

Chesney made the following statement per a news release:

"This designation will also serve as a reminder to motorists of what happens when we don’t show respect to our fellow motorists. A life cut short. A life that could have saved additional lives. Behind the badge, she was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a stepmother, and a grandmother. May her memory remind us to strive to be the best we can be and to get where we need to go safely. God Bless Trooper Jones-Story’s family and friends and may she rest in peace."

Jones-Story was struck and killed while inspecting another vehicle on March 28, 2019. The crash​ happened on U.S. 20 near Freeport.

ISP says the driver of the semi-truck was arrested​ Thursday. He was cited for improper lane usage and violating Scott's Law.