IDOT plow driver killed while assisting driver

By WEEK Producer

February 14, 2014 Updated Feb 15, 2014 at 12:52 AM CDT

STARK COUNTY -- An IDOT plow driver was killed Friday morning after being hit by a car. 

The incident happened on Illinois Route 17, two miles west of Toulon, in Stark County.

Authorities say 49 year old Michael Holmes of Wyoming, Illinois was hit while assisting someone on the side of the road.

Police remind drivers that is the law  to slow down and change lanes if possible when a vehicle is on the side of the road.

The accident that killed Holmes remains under investigation.