Lawrence Co, IL (January 3, 2020) – A man was killed and a woman injured following a single-vehicle rollover in Lawrence County, Illinois. The crash took place on Wednesday, January 1st, at around 3:30 p.m. The site of the crash was located near the intersection of County Road 1800 North and County Road 1470 East, five miles north of Lawrenceville, Illinois.
Authorities reported that a vehicle was speeding westbound down on County Road 1800 North when it left the road, rolling over several times. The driver was identified as Aaron V. Ericksen III, 27, of Bridgeport, Illinois. Ericksen was not restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A female passenger, 17, of Vincennes, Illinois was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital after the crash. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Aaron V. Ericksen at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois High-Speed Collisions
Speeding is dangerous on the streets of Illinois for a number of reasons. When you speed, you increase your chances of being involved in a serious accident. Speeding drivers are less able to control their vehicles, causing them to veer off-road.
Speeding is involved in an overwhelming number of deadly crashes each year. In 2017, nearly 26 percent of all fatal collisions involve high-speed impacts. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
Pursuing a personal injury claim can be difficult on your own. That’s why you need the experienced legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. on your side. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a crash, contact us today at (312) 425-0401.
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