An Illinois state trooper has died following a crash near Libertyville early Saturday morning.
Trooper Gerald Ellis, 36, was on duty in his squad car traveling home on I-94 westbound, when a wrong-way driver, who was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, struck him head-on. Trooper Ellis was transported to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 4:04 a.m. Trooper Ellis died from his injuries. Ellis was an 11-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 15.