COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Felony charges of reckless homicide are being filed against a man involved in a crash which killed an Illinois State trooper.
61-year old Scott Larson, of Kenosha, Wisc., was arrested for the fatal accident January 12. It happened about 4:45 pm, on I-294 northbound, near Willow Road.
Trooper Christopher Lambert was standing outside his patrol car investigating a three-vehicle accident. His patrol car was parked, with emergency lights on, in a position designed to protect those involved in the crash.
When Larson approached the crash scene, he failed to stop or move over, actions which are required as part of Scott’s Law. Trooper Lambert was seriously hurt in the crash and later died at the hospital.
Larson is charged with one count of reckless homicide of a police officer and two counts of reckless homicide involving Scott’s Law; all of which are class 2 felonies. He’s is due in a Skokie court Tuesday morning.
Scott’s Law requires vehicles to slow down, move over and change lanes if possible, when approaching an emergency vehilce or any vehicle with hazard lights activated.