(Northbrook, IL) — An Illinois State Trooper is dead after being hit by a vehicle while responding to a crash on an interstate in a Chicago suburb. Trooper Chris Lambert was on his way home yesterday afternoon when he drove up on a multi-car crash on the shoulder of Interstate 294 in Northbrook. Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz said a vehicle then hit Lambert when he was outside his police car.
An off-duty nurse gave him CPR at the scene and he was taken to the hospital where he later died. Lambert leaves behind a wife and one-year-old daughter.
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