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.