Trooper Ryan Albin was killed in a vehicle crash on I-74, near milepost 155, in the area of Farmer City at approximately 3:10 pm.
His patrol car collided with a box truck as the vehicles reduced speed for slow moving traffic in a construction zone. He was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Trooper Albin’s canine was transported to a veterinary hospital with minor injuries.
Trooper Albin had served with the Illinois State Police for 11-1/2 years and was assigned as a canine handler in District 6.