Champaign Co, IL (January 11, 2020) – Two men were killed following a rollover accident in Champaign County, Illinois on Wednesday evening, January 8th. A vehicle carrying four occupants overturned on Interstate-74 near mile marker 183 at around 8:38 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the crash.
Rodney Young, 47, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, while the remaining victims were transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Shawntez Young was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Marazette Young, 36, of Champaign, Illinois was among the injured parties. An investigation into the crash is being handled by the Illinois State Police.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Rodney and Shawntez Young at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Rollover Crashes in Illinois
Rollover crashes have a high fatality rate compared to other kinds of collisions. These crashes can be caused by many factors. Roadway conditions and driver error are often at play in rollover collisions.
Certain types of vehicles are more prone to rolling over, including SUVs and pickup trucks. Nearly 35 percent of all fatal passenger-vehicle crashes each year involve rollover collisions. Surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation after the loss of a loved one with the help of an Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help make sure that you and your family are protected. We understand that losing a family member is a difficult time. Give us a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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