Lawsuit filed in death of state trooper

By WEEK Producer

January 10, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:18 AM CDT

LITCHFIELD, Ill. -- A wrongful death suit has been filed for the wife of a state trooper who was killed at the end of last year.

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, the suit was filed on Wednesday on behalf of Sarah Deatherage.

Her husband, Trooper Kyle Deatherage, was killed on November 26.

He was performing a traffic stop on I-55 near Litchfield when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

The suit was filed against the trucking company and the truck's driver.

The trucking company has not commented.