(WGEM) -- A grand jury has indicted a Dot Foods truck driver in the death of an Illinois State Trooper.
Illinois State Trooper Kyle Deatherage died Nov. 26 when a tractor-trailer reportedly struck him on Interstate 55 near Litchfield.
Johnny Felton, 52, of Hinesville, Georgia now faces charges of felony reckless homicide and operating a commercial motor vehicle without the proper license.
Illinois State Police say Felton was taken into custody today in Georgia.
In December, federal regulators found that Felton wasn't medically fit to drive commercially.
In January, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Dot Foods and Felton by Deatherage's wife. (Read: "Lawsuit filed after Illinois trooper's death")
A Dot Foods spokesman says Felton still works for the company, but is no longer driving.
The Mt. Sterling, Illinois based company issued the following release:
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