On Saturday, January 12, Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating the scene of a prior crash on I-294 near Willow Road in Northbrook.
He was en route home when he encountered the three-vehicle crash on the left shoulder and stopped to render aid. He was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck by another vehicle that failed to slow down or move over.
A nurse who was on the scene performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived. He was transported to Glenbrook Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Trooper Lambert was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Illinois State Police for five years. He is survived by his wife, daughter and parents.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lambert family and the Illinois State Police.
“I have never experienced any pain like I did that night at the hospital when we lost Chris. Chris was the most amazing guy I ever knew. He always knew how to make us laugh or make light of any situation. I am thankful to have shared so many great memories with him. I genuinely loved him and I will forever miss him.” – Co-Worker of Chris
To make a donation in memory of Trooper Lambert, please visit our Fallen Hero Donation page.