A veteran police officer from Pontiac and his service dog were killed in a crash on I-55 Wednesday night.
29-year-old Casey Kohlmeier had been with the department for six years.
Kohlmeier was on-duty Wednesday night and parked in the median of I-55 near Pontiac.
Police say another driver struck his vehicle killing the officer and his service dog.
The driver of the second car is hospitalized today.
Flags at the police department in Pontiac have been lowered to half-staff.