Sparland, IL (January 18, 2020) – A fatal crash north of Sparland, Illinois took the lives of two people on Friday afternoon, January 17th. The accident occurred on Interstate-29 at 2:15 p.m. The deceased victims have been identified as Francis Hornung, 72, and Susan Hornung, 61, both of Peoria, Illinois.
Accounts from witnesses at the scene revealed that Francis Hornung was driving a 2013 Dodge Caravan when his vehicle entered the path of an oncoming 2017 Mercedes Sprinter van, driven by Ioan Rus, 55, of Mount Prospect, Illinois. Rus attempted to enter the southbound lanes of traffic to avoid the crash but was unsuccessful. Susan Hornung was pronounced dead at the scene.
Francis Hornung and Rus were transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, where Hornung was pronounced dead soon after arrival.
We would like to extend our condolences to the families of Francis Hornung and Susan Hornung at this time.
Illinois Deadly Head-On Crashes
Head-on crashes often result in life-threatening injuries. While rare, head-on crashes are responsible for nearly 10 percent of all roadway fatalities. These crashes can be catastrophic, even at low speeds.
When two vehicles collide head-on, the force of the impact is more than enough to cause fatal injuries. The loss of a loved one in a crash means that their surviving family members will have to handle the damages associated with the incident. Family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after a tragic accident. We understand that losing a family member is extremely difficult. Call our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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