PEORIA- Illinois State Police say the truck driver who hit and killed a Bloomington fireman Tuesday was cited for driving too fast in hazardous conditions and for breaking Scott's Law.
Scott's Law is also called the 'Move Over Law' and mandates drivers to slow down, change lanes if possible and be cautious when approaching a police or any other emergency vehicle.
State Trooper Dustin Pierce said the man was driving too fast for the poor visibility, snow and possible ice on the night of the crash.
"In those conditions you really need to reduce your speed even further and especially when you're coming up upon a crash scene. There was several emergency vehicles there at the time. All of them had their lights activated and when you come upon those things you really need to slow down, use caution," Pierce said.
If convicted, the semi truck driver could be fined up to $10-thousand and lose his license for up to two years.
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