A 22-year-old Chester, IL, police officer died after crashing his squad car while attempting to stop another vehicle, and authorities are searching Saturday for the man they say was the subject of the pursuit.
Officer James Brockmeyer died about 10 p.m. Friday after his squad car left Palestine Road and flipped in rural Randolph County, about two miles north of Chester. Chester is about 70 miles southeast of St. Louis.
Brockmeyer joined the department about 10 months ago, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker said an arrest warrant had been issued for Jason Michael Stoker, 34, of Chester, on a charge of aggravated fleeing and eluding, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.