Elm Grove, IL (December 12, 2019) – The woman from Pekin, Illinois who was killed in a crash near Elm Grove, Illinois has been identified by local authorities. The crash occurred on Tuesday, December 10th, at around 2:30 p.m. The crash took place near the intersection of Springfield Road and Broadway Road.
The deceased victim has been identified as Kaitlyn “Katie” Guard, 20. A silver Hyundai Sonata driven by Jesse St. Clair, 45, of Pekin collided with Guard’s Nissan Rogue after his vehicle entered the northbound lane. St. Clair and his passenger, Lynn St. Clair, 48, of Pekin, were taken to Peoria Hospital in critical condition.
An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing. No further details on the crash are available at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Katilyn Guard at this time. Our thoughts are with Jesse and Lynn St. Clair and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Few accidents rival the severity of a head-on crash. These crashes involve two vehicles traveling directly toward another leading up to the impact. Even at low speeds, these crashes can result in severe injuries.
Head-on crashes are responsible for nearly 10 percent of all roadway fatalities each year. These crashes are often the cause of reckless or intoxicated drivers. Injured parties should contact a qualified Illinois auto accident lawyer immediately after a crash.
An experienced law firm can make all the difference when pursuing compensation for your injuries. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those unfairly injured in a car accident. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help you.
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