IL State Police make arrest in fatal crash involving state trooper

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A Stockton, Ill. man will face felony charges for driving while fatigued causing the accident that took the life of an Illinois State Police trooper.

ISP officials announced the arrest of Craig W. Dittmar, 55, Thursday.

On March 28, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was fatally wounded while inspecting a commercial motor vehicle in Stephenson County when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination driven by Dittmar struck her squad car and the semi she was inspecting. 

Thursday, the Stephenson County State’s Attorney’s Office  approved charging Dittmar with two counts of Reckless Homicide (both Class 2 Felonies), and one count of Operating A Commercial Motor Vehicle While Fatigued – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony).  

Bond was set by the judge at $250,000 with 10 percent to apply. Dittmar was taken into custody and lodged in the Stephenson County Jail where he is being held in lieu of that bond.


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