CHICAGO (CBS) — Family, friends, and law enforcement will pay their final respects to Illinois State Trooper Christopher Lambert on Friday. Lambert was hit by a car after stopping to investigate a crash on the Tri-State Tollway during a snowstorm on Saturday.
An off-duty nurse performed CPR on Lambert at the scene, but was unable to save him. He later died from his injuries at Glenbrook Hospital.READ MORE: 2 People Rescued From Lake Michigan Near Rainbow Beach In South Shore
“He’s a hero and now we’re going to take care of him, his family and our troopers,” ISP director Leo Schmitz said. “We lost one of our own, one of our best. Everybody loved him.”READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Carjacking In Gold Coast
Lambert, 34, was married, and a father to a 1-year-old girl.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain, Thunderstorms Friday Morning; Hot Day Ahead
His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, followed by a funeral procession along Interstate 90, Interstate 290, and Interstate 355. His burial will be private.