Chris Lambert Bio
|Chris Lambert was 34 years old Illinois State Police trooper who died after he was struck by a vehicle while responding to a crash on Interstate 294 on Saturday, January 12th, 2019.|
|Chris Lambert Age||He was 34 years old as at the time of his death|
|Chris Lambert Died||He died on January 12th, 2019|
|Chris Lambert Cause of Death||Struck by a vehicle while responding to a Car Crash|
|Chris Lambert Occupation||Illinois State Police Trooper|
Chris Lambert Dies in an Accident
Lambert worked for Illinois State Police (ISP) for 5 years. At the time of the accident, he was heading home when he stopped at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes at milepost 49.25, near Willow Road.
As per director of the Illinois State Police, Leo Schmitz, Lambert had parked his police cruiser in the left lane and was outside his vehicle when another vehicle hit him.
After the crash, the 34-year-old Lambert was given CPR by an off-duty nurse and was later taken to Glenbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 12th, 2019.
“We lost one of our own. One of our best. Everybody loved him,” Schmitz said during a Saturday night press conference.
Police are carrying out their investigation on both crashes, but Schmitz said the causes were likely weather-related as the snow had fallen most of Saturday throughout the Chicago area.
The driver of the vehicle that hit Lambert stopped and cooperating with police.
Lambert’s body will be transported to the medical examiner’s office with full police honors, Schmitz said.
Our thoughts are with the @ILStatePolice and the family/friends of Trooper Chris Lambert, who was fatally struck this evening by a vehicle on I-294 in Northbrook. #RIP #GoneButNeverForgotten pic.twitter.com/sPSfJEDTOa
— Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (@MNSheriffs) January 13, 2019
Chris Lambert Family, Wife, Children
Lambert is survived by a wife and a one-year-old daughter.