Independence, IL (January 19, 2020) – The Illinois State Police was notified of a deadly crash at around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 19th, in Independence Township, Illinois. The collision took the lives of three people and injured several others. The crash took place on IL-34, around three miles north of Williams Road.
According to initial reports, a 2007 Dodge Charger crossed the center line of the roadway and collided head-on with a 2000 Lincoln limousine. The drivers of both the Charger and the limousine were killed on impact. One passenger of the limousine was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Eight other injured victims were transported to nearby medical facilities for treatment.
No updates have been provided at this time. ISP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal Head-On Collisions
Head-on crashes are well-known for resulting in injuries that are much more severe than typical collisions. Even at low speeds, head-on crashes can result in deadly injuries. Head-on crashes are very common on rural roads throughout the country.
Each year, head-on crashes account for 10 percent of all fatal collisions. Drivers may veer into oncoming traffic due to carelessness or distraction. In some cases, the surviving family members of deceased victims may be able to pursue lost compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after a tragic crash. Our team of Illinois wrongful death lawyers understands that losing a loved one is never simple. Contact our offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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