ISP makes arrest in fatal crash that killed Illinois Trooper

Photoshot courtesy Illinois State Police.

Illinois State Police officials announced Monday the arrest of Scott Larson for his involvement in the January 12 fatal crash that resulted in the death of Trooper Christopher Lambert.

Lambert died after he was responding to a three-vehicle crash and another vehicle failed to stop, striking him.

As Larson approached the crash scene, he failed to stop or move over, and his vehicle struck Lambert while he was outside of his patrol car, investigating the crash.

An arrest warrant was issued for Larson on January 24 on a Reckless Homicide charge. Larson was taken into custody by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin. On Monday, ISP took custody of Larson and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office approved one count of Reckless Homicide of a Police Officer along with two counts of Reckless Homicide involving Scott's Law, all charges Class 2 felonies.

Larson's bond hearing will be held at the Skokie Courthouse on Tuesday.

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