Rockford, IL (January 12, 2020) – A crash Saturday morning, January 11th, near Rockford, Illinois took the life of a woman, 30, and injured a young child. According to Illinois State Police, Taniialle Brown of Flint, Michigan was killed after a FedEx International semi-truck hit her vehicle while it was pulled to the side of the road. The collision took place on I-90 at around 1:20 a.m.
ISP reported that Brown had pulled over to the side of the roadway after running out of gas. A 4-year-old in the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital by the Cherry Valley Fire Department. The driver of the semi, Douglass Powell, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
No other injuries were reported. ISP officials are managing the investigation into the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Taniialle Brown at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Collisions in Illinois
There are millions of semi-trucks traveling the roadways of the United States each year. These massive vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries unrivaled by any other type of accident. Sadly, many people lose their lives in these collisions.
Each year, an estimated 700 people are killed in crashes involving large semi-trucks. When a victim is killed in a crash, their families often have to handle the damages associated with the accident. In some cases, surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation after losing a loved one.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand that losing a family member is a difficult time. Our team of Illinois wrongful death attorneys is here make sure that your financial future is secured. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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