Montgomery County, IL (December 23, 2019) – Illinois State Police was at the scene of a deadly crash in Montgomery County, Illinois early Sunday morning, December 22nd. The collision occurred on I-55 at around 5:15 a.m. The crash involved a single vehicle that overturned, resulting in two occupants being injured and another killed.
Initial reports reveal that a Chery Silverado pickup truck driven by Daniel C. Behrends, 53, of Sullivan, Missouri was traveling on I-55 WB when the vehicle left the roadway, turning over. Behrends and his front passenger, Raven E. Smith, 33, were airlifted to the trauma center in critical condition. The rear passenger, Alvin L. Hunter, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene.
ISP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Alvin L. Hunter at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Rollover Collisions in Illinois
Rollover crashes are often deadly for vehicle occupants. 69 percent of rollover fatalities involve occupants who were unrestrained at the time of impact. Wearing a seatbelt can save your life in the event of a crash.
Rollovers can be a terrifying experience. In most cases, these accidents are attributed to driver error in some form. Injured parties can contact an Illinois car crash attorney to recover lost compensation after a crash.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand that being injured in a rollover crash can be difficult. We have helped countless victims obtain fair settlements. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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