Orland Park, IL (December 7, 2019) – A man has been taken into custody for his suspected involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed one and left another seriously injured. The accident was reported at the 39 block of Orland Square Drive. At around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th, in Orland Park, Illinois.
The suspect has been identified as Paul Burak, 73, a retired bishop, who is believed to have fled the scene of the deadly collision. Burak was reportedly at the same Christmas party as the crash victims.
Margaret “Rone” Leja, 61, was killed in the crash, and Elizabeth Kosteck, 54, was seriously injured.
The two victims were taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment. Local authorities are investigating the collision at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Margaret “Rone” Leja at this time. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth Kosteck and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Hit-and-Run Crashes
Hit-and-run collisions are extremely devastating and traumatic events. Unexpectedly, victims are hit by a driver. This is terrible on its own, but when the driver flees the scene, these injured victims may be unable to seek necessary treatment for their injuries.
Hit-and-run crashes happen with alarming frequency. There are hundreds of thousands of reported collisions each year in the United States. 2016 had the highest rate of fatal hit-and-run crashes on record, with 2,049 reported deaths.
If you have lost a loved one in a sudden accident, you may be able to recover compensation with the help of an Illinois hit-and-run attorney. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation after the loss of a loved one. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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