Charges Filed In Killing of Pontiac Officer

Man Charged In Crash That Killed Police Officer
November 02, 2013

Prosecutors in Livingston County have charged a South Carolina man in the vehicle crash this week that killed an on-duty Pontiac police officer and his police dog.

In a news release, the Illinois State Police said that 33-year-old Jason Collins of West Columbia has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence. 

Prosecutors say Collins was driving a pickup truck on Interstate 55 in Pontiac on Wednesday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a marked K-9 vehicle parked in the median turn around. Twenty-nine-year-old officer Casey Kohlmeier was killed. His police dog, Draco, was also in the vehicle and was killed.  

Collins was taken into custody when he was released from a hospital.  

Story source: AP