Joshua, IL (December 23, 2019) – Three were killed in a collision late Friday evening, December 20th, near Joshua Township, Illinois. Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies reported that two vehicles collided near the intersection of IL-97 and IL-9 at around 9 p.m. Authorities reported that the crash occurred when Pedro Orozco, 20, of Galesburg, Illinois collided with another vehicle at the intersection.
The three occupants of the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. Orozco was taken into custody under various charges, including driving under the influence and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Orozco and two of his passengers were treated for sustained injuries after the accident.
The identities of the deceased victims haven’t yet been released by authorities. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
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Drunk driving is a massive concern in the United States, and Illinois is no exception. In 2017, more than 27,046 people were arrested in the state for driving under the influence. These drivers put themselves and others at serious risk of death or injury.
28 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the United States involve drunk drivers. Studies have found that nearly every American will be involved in a drunk driving accident at least once during their lifetime. An experienced Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members protect their legal rights after a crash.
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