State trooper fatally struck by vehicle on I-294, police say

An Illinois state trooper was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday evening on a tollroad in the north suburbs, police said.

Trooper Christopher Lambert was was on the scene of a three-car crash on I-294 at milepost 49, near Willow Road in Northbrook, when he was struck by a vehicle and killed, Illinois State Police and Addison police said.

The left two lanes of the roadway were blocked by emergency responders, police said.

State police scheduled a press conference at Northshore Hospital in Glenview for 9:45 p.m.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.


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