(IL)(04-03-2021) (IL)(LODD) Hometown police officer struck & killed while investigating crash

HOMETOWN, Ill. — A man has been arrested after a Hometown Police Department officer was killed Saturday morning while investigating a car crash.

The officer was investigating a DUI crash and was standing near the road when he was fatally struck by a white sedan in the 9000 block of Pulaski Road at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday.

James Kouski, 58, a 34-year veteran of the Hometown Police Department, succumbed to his injuries shortly after the crash.

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