Rest area renamed for fallen trooper

Published 03/13 2014 04:37PM

Updated 03/13 2014 05:29PM

RAYMOND -- A Central Illinois rest stop has a new name. Thursday, the Coalfield Rest Stop on Interstate 55 was named in honor of fallen trooper Kyle Deatherage. He was killed while conducting a traffic stop in 2012.

His wife spoke at the dedication and says her husband always lived life to the fullest. Last year, memorial signs were placed on I-55 marking the location where he was killed.

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