Excerpts from mystateline.com:

63-year-old Cherry Valley Fire Department Lt. Neal Johnson was struck while directing traffic on Newburg Road bridge Wednesday night as the Vets Roll convoy approached on I-90 at about 9:30 p.m.

The Vets Roll caravan was on one lane of the bridge, leaving the second lane open for normal traffic. Lt. Johnson was stopping the traffic on his side of the bridge when a van hit him. He was wearing a reflective safety vest at the time.

Lt. Johnson was taken to the hospital for several bone fractures, considered non-life threatening injuries. Johnson has been with the department since August 1988. The incident remains under investigation.

Vets Roll took 200 veterans from WWII and the Korean War Era by bus convoy to Washington D.C. to visit memorial locations.