A State Trooper is killed in a crash involving a semi while his k-9 sustained minor injuries. It happened at around 3:10 p.m. on I-74 near Farmer City. The preliminary investigation shows that roadwork was slowing down traffic, signaling both the squad car and semi to merge. The semi driver and passenger are from Bloomington-Normal. Trooper Albin had to be airlifted to a hospital while the semi driver and passenger refused medical treatment. Albin was pronounced dead at approximately 8:45 p.m.