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CHICAGO, Ill. – Illinois State Police are mourning one of their own this morning.  Trooper Christopher Lambert was hit and killed Saturday as he stopped to investigate a traffic crash.

Police say it happened on Interstate 294, about 25 miles north of Chicago. They say he was standing near the crash site.

A driver in a jeep didn’t slow down and the crash threw Lambert several feet.

The 34-year-old leaves behind a one-year-old child.

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