Wisconsin man arrested in death of Illinois State Trooper

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois State Police make an arrest in the January death of a trooper struck by a car while he was responding to an accident.

Trooper Christopher Lambert, #6527, was standing outside his patrol car investigating a three-car accident about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 12 on I-294 northbound near Willow Road.

Lambert was in the left lane of traffic with emergency lights on when Scott Larson, 61, of Kenosha, Wis., failed to slow down or move over while approaching the crash scene in his black jeep, where he hit Lambert.

Lambert was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Larson is charged with reckless homicide and two counts of reckless homicide involving Scott's Law, named after Chicago Firefighter Scott Gillen who died in 2000 after being struck while aiding a scene on an expressway because a driver did not slow down or move over.

Larson’s bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

The ISP asks drivers to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible when approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with its hazard lights activated.