DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy struck, killed in line of duty to be laid to rest – NBC Chicago

Hundreds of people are expected Thursday at the funeral of a 35-year-old DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy who was struck and killed while on duty last week.

Christina Musil, 35, was sitting inside her vehicle last Thursday, parked on the right shoulder of southbound Illinois Route 23, when a single-unit Kenworth truck left the roadway to unknown reasons and struck the vehicle from behind.

Musil was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she was later pronounced dead.

Nathan P. Sweeney, 44, was charged with one count of reckless homicide and three counts of aggravated drunken driving causing death, with Musil dying in the line of duty, authorities said .

Sweeney also received citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle.

WREX in Rockford reported that Musil leaves behind three children, ages 5, 11 and 12. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m., with a public viewing from 10 a.m. to noon at the NIU Convocation Center, located at 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb.

NBC Chicago

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