McNabb, IL (December 12, 2019) – A crash involving a semi-trailer and an automobile left one person dead in Putnam County, Illinois on Wednesday, December 11th. The accident took place on IL-89 at around 2 p.m., just south of McNabb, Illinois. Authorities reported that a Toyota Camry traveling on IL-89 struck a semi-truck while trying to pass another semi.
The victim’s vehicle collided head-on with a southbound semi-truck. The driver was killed on impact. The operator of the southbound semi was Van C. Hock, 43, of Toluca, Illinois, and the operator of the northbound semi was identified as Arnold L. Litwiller, 68, of Secor, Illinois.
The identity of the deceased victim has not yet been released. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Semi-Truck Accidents
The number of serious semi-truck crashes across the state increase each year. Each year, there are an estimated 119,000 injuries caused by commercial vehicle accidents. Nearly 4,000 are killed in these crashes annually.
The injuries resulting from a semi-truck collision can be devastating. Injured victims often take on significant damages, including medical expenses and lost income. In some cases, those who are injured may be eligible to regain lost compensation.
An experienced Illinois trucking injury lawyer can help maximize your claim. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have helped countless victims recover their deserved compensation. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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