SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Funeral services will be held for an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he responded to a crash in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.
Trooper Christopher Lambert was heading home on Interstate 294 last Saturday when he stopped and got out of his squad car to respond to a three-vehicle crash near Northbrook. A car then struck him.
Services for the 34-year-old Army veteran are scheduled for Friday at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.
Lambert grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Halley Martin, parents and 1-year-old daughter.
In a statement, Lambert's family said: "He left this world in the way in which he lived: putting the well-being and happiness of those around him before his own."