Illinois State Trooper killed in head-on collision north of Chicago – KMOV.com
GREEN OAKS, Ill. (KMOV.com) — Early Saturday, an Illinois State Trooper was killed in a crash on I-94 in northern Illinois, according to police.Â
The crash happened near Green Oaks, Illinois, around 3:30 a.m.
Illinois State police posted on their Facebook page Saturday informing the public that the trooper, 36-year-old Gerald Ellis, was traveling home in his squad car on westbound I-94 at 3:25 a.m. when a wrong-way driver traveling eastbound struck Ellisâ vehicle head-on.
Illinois State Police mourn the loss of Trooper Gerald Ellis #6038. His squad car was struck head on by a wrong-way driver on I-94 at approximately 3:25 am this morning. Trooper Ellis succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital. It is a sad day. pic.twitter.com/LuGwsBvTl2
— IllinoisStatePolice (@ILStatePolice) March 30, 2019
The post said Ellis was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died around 4 a.m.
Ellis was an 11-year veteran with the department.
This crash comes just two days after ISP trooper Brooke Jones-Story was struck and killed by a truck while on duty.
Green Oaks is located about 30 miles north of Chicago.
Illinois Police State asks the public to make donations to the Ellis family by visiting the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation website and leaving a note in the comments section indicating the donation is toward Trooper Gerald Ellis Memorial Fund.Â
People can also mail donations toÂ Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation,Â P.O. Box 8168, Springfield, Illinois 62791.