Woodstock, IL (December 29, 2019) – A single-vehicle collision in Woodstock, Illinois left a man dead and a woman seriously injured. The collision occurred at the 16700 block of Nelson Road on Friday, December 27th. Emergency crews responded to the scene at around 1:09 p.m. where they found a car that had struck a tree.
The two occupants had to be extricated from the vehicle. The passenger, a 44-year-old Capron man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Shannon Velmont, 45, was taken by Flight For Life to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, Illinois in critical condition.
The roadway was closed due to police activity following the crash. An ongoing investigation into the collisions is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with Shannon Velmont and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Illinois
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for Illinois residents. These collisions can cause victims to suffer from severe injuries. Sadly, in extreme cases, victims may sustain fatal injuries.
In 2017, there were 998 fatal car crashes in the state of Illinois. Nearly 67,000 victims sustained serious injuries in the aftermath of a crash that same year. Injured parties should contact a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue legal action.
You need an accomplished law firm handling your case. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has years of experience helping those unfairly injured in a crash. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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