Mascoutah, IL (January 27, 2020) – Authorities have released the identity of the victim who was killed in a deadly crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer near Mascoutah, Illinois on Friday, January 24th. The collision occurred at around 7:54 p.m. on I-64 near mile marker 26. The victim was identified as Dustin T. Graves, 26, of O’Fallon, Illinois.
A collision occurred with a tractor-trailer driven by Ashley D. Mick, 38, of Dix, Illinois head-on. Dix was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Graves was pronounced dead at the scene. ISP is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim Dustin T. Graves at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Semi-Truck Accidents
Being involved in a crash with a large semi-truck is serious. Occupants of passenger vehicles are at a significant disadvantage. Each year, an estimated 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in crashes involving semi-trucks each year.
98 percent of semi-truck fatalities involve those outside the truck. The resulting injuries are often life-threatening, resulting in serious damages. In some cases, injured victims can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois trucking injury lawyer.
The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., is here to protect your legal rights. We have helped countless victims recover after a serious accident. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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