Manhunt underway after Wayne Co Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed

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WAYNE CO, Ill (WEHT) – Authorities have shut down a large portion of I-64 near the 110 mile marker in southern Illinois after a Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed on the job Wednesday morning.

We are told the eastbound lanes of I-64 are back open. Westbound lanes are still closed near the Grayville exit. Traffic from I-64 is being diverted to IL Hwy 1.

Roads along Hwy 41 in Evansville will be shut down as the deputy’s body is escorted to the morgue. The deputy’s identity has not been released.

Police are still searching for the person who shot the deputy.

This is a developing story.

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