Coffeen, IL (November 19, 2019) – Four people were reportedly killed in a head-on crash while leaving a High School Football game. The accident took place on Saturday, November 16th, in Montgomery County, Illinois. The crash reportedly involved two vehicles, with one crossing the centerline of the roadway.
The deceased victims have been identified as couple William Protz, 73, and Jackolyn Protz, 72, and two young 14-year-old year old female victims. They were reurning home from a playoff game for Vandalia High School .
A 17-year-old driver reportedly struck the vehicle head-on after veering into the oncoming lane of traffic.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities. No other details are known at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families who lost a loved one in this terrible crash.
Chicago Head-On Crashes
The injuries caused by head-on collisions are largely unparalleled. These accidents involve two vehicles that are traveling toward each other — often at high rates of speed. The forces involved can result in devastating injuries for those involved.
7 percent of all fatal collisions in large urban areas such as Chicago involve head-on crashes. These crashes often happen when a driver veers into oncoming traffic. In other cases, confusing roadway design is a factor.
An experienced law firm can help maximize your potential compensation after a crash. The team of Chicago auto accident lawyers at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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