Tollway overpass dedicated to trooper killed in 2013

Illinois State Trooper James Sauter, of Vernon Hills, was killed in 2013.

The family of an Illinois State Police trooper who was killed on the job hopes a new tribute in his honor will remind people to drive safely.

A sign will hang above the Willow Road overpass on the Tri-State Tollway in Des Plaines, not far from the spot where Trooper James Sauter was killed by a truck driver in 2013.

The truck driver admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel and was charged with violating several commercial trucking regulations.

In 2014, a judge approved a $10.9 million settlement for Sauter's widow.
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