Mascoutah, IL (January 26, 2020) – A crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer in Mascoutah, Illinois left one person dead on Friday night, January 24th. The Illinois State Police reported that the crash occurred at around 8:30 p.m. The accident took place on I-64 WB near mile marker 27.
The circumstances of the crash aren’t clear at this time. The cause of the accident hasn’t been released by local authorities. The identity of the deceased victims has been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by ISP. More details will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Semi-Truck Crashes in Illinois
The injuries resulting from a semi-truck crash are often life-threatening. Occupants of passenger vehicles are at a great disadvantage when they are struck by a massive commercial vehicle. Each year, an estimated 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in semi-truck collisions.
In all, nearly 67 percent of all semi-crash fatalities involve those outside the truck. These massive vehicles require nearly 30 times more distance to come to a complete stop, meaning that only a slight error can result in a serious accident. In some cases, surviving family members of a deceased victim can pursue lost compensation.
The experienced team of Illinois wrongful death lawyers at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. are here to protect your rights. We want to ensure that you and your family are protected. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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