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Article posted: 12/4/2012 9:23 AM

Trucker probed in trooper's death ordered off the road

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LITCHFIELD -- The federal government has ordered a Georgia-licensed trucker whose tractor-trailer struck and killed an Illinois State Police trooper making a freeway traffic stop to stop commercial driving.

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a statement saying it has declared Johnny Felton Jr. an imminent hazard because he failed to exercise appropriate care regarding his medical conditions.

The statement didn't identify those conditions. When reached Tuesday by telephone at his home in Hinesville, Ga., Felton declined to comment.

No charges have been filed against Felton in the Nov. 26 accident near Litchfield that killed Illinois State Police trooper Kyle Deatherage. Authorities say Deatherage was working a traffic stop along the freeway when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

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