James Sauter

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Balder (right), his wife  Kim (center), and his attorney Elizabeth Kaveny (left) speak to reporters about the January 2014 crash that left him severely injured, and killed an Illinois Tollway worker. Balder wants prosecutors to file reckless homicide charges against the trucker who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the fiery wreck. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Trooper, Supporters Call For Reckless Homicide Charges In Fatal Truck Crashes

An Illinois State Police trooper injured in a fiery crash one year ago was pressing DuPage County prosecutors to file more serious criminal charges against the trucker who allegedly caused the wreck.

01/27/2015

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Wisconsin Trucker Charged In Crash That Killed State Trooper

A truck driver from Wisconsin was set to appear in court on Wednesday to face felony charges in a fiery crash that killed Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter in March.

11/13/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Trucker Fell Asleep In Crash That Killed Trooper: Report

The truck driver involved in the fiery Tri-State Tollway crash last month that killed an Illinois State Police trooper allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel before the truck he was driving veered out of its lane, according to a report obtained by the Sun-Times.

04/26/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Trooper James Sauter Remembered For Smile ‘The Size Of Mt. Rushmore’

Hundreds of police officers packed into a Palos Heights church on Tuesday for the funeral of Trooper James Sauter, who was killed last week when a semi-trailer truck slammed into his patrol car.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

Illinois State Police personnel comfort each other at the visitation of James Sauter. (CBS)

Comrades Pay Respects To Fallen State Trooper

James Sauter died Thursday night when a semi-tractor-trailer truck slammed into his state police cruiser on the Tri-State Tollway.

04/01/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Funeral Arrangements Made For State Trooper Killed In Tri-State Crash

CHICAGO (CBS) — Visitation and funeral arrangements have been made for James Sauter, the State Trooper who died Thursday night when a semi slammed into his police car on the shoulder of I-294, reports WBBM’s […]

03/30/2013

Illinois State Trooper Killed In Tri-State Tollway Crash

State Trooper Killed In Fiery Crash On Tri-State Tollway

The trooper’s squad car was rear-ended by a semi-trailer truck around 11 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Willow Road.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013