SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of an Illinois state trooper who was helping victims in a multiple-vehicle highway crash.
Cook County prosecutors accuse 61-year-old Scott Larsen of Kenosha of causing the January accident on Interstate-294 near Northbrook that claimed the life of 34-year-old Trooper Christopher Lambert.READ MORE: CPS High School Dean Under Investigation For Homophobic Jokes On Facebook
Authorities say Lambert was headed home when he pulled over and got out of his squad car to respond to a three-vehicle crash. A car then struck him.READ MORE: At Least 3 Killed, 43 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
Prosecutors say Larsen is charged with reckless homicide of a police officer and with violating Scott’s Law.
Scott’s Law refers to Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen, who was struck and killed in 2000 while assisting at a crash on a Chicago expressway. It requires drivers to slow down and yield to stopped emergency vehicles.MORE NEWS: 'Open Chicago' Concerts, Pop-Up Events, Markets Coming This Summer
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