Sigel, IL (January 21, 2020) – Illinois State Police officers were at the scene of a crash with injuries near Sigel, Illinois on Friday night, January 17th. The crash took place on I-57 near the time of 5:33 p.m. According to local reports, a red 1998 GMC Sonoma driven by Marvin R. Curtiss, 76, of Utica, Michigan was traveling on I-57 SB when he lost control on the icy road, hitting a guardrail.
The Sonoma bounced off back into the roadway, where it collided with a white 2017 Chevy truck driven by James R. Aitken, 53, of Beecher City, Illinois. Curtiss’ passenger, Dorothy L. Curtiss, 74, of Utica, Michigan, was injured in the crash and taken to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by ISP.
Our thoughts are with Dorothy L. Curtiss and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Icy Road Crashes in Illinois
When you’re on the road, there are often multiple factors contributing to a car crash. During the winter months in Illinois, the roadways are often dangerous due to ice and snow that make the streets extremely slick. These conditions often result in drivers losing control of their vehicle and colliding with another vehicle.
Each year, there are 156,164 reported crashes caused by icy roadways in the United States. 116,800 people are injured in these collisions annually. Injured parties should consult with an experienced Illinois car crash attorney to discuss potential compensation.
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