Yellowhead, IL (January 27, 2020) – The Illinois State Police reported that a man was killed following a two-vehicle collision on Sunday, January 26th, near Yellowhead Township, Illinois. According to local sources, Michael D. Latty Jr., 41, of Momence, Illinois was hit head-on by an oncoming pickup truck at the intersection of IL-1 and 10500N Road. The crash occurred at 8:22 a.m. Latty was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities revealed that a 2016 GMC 2500 pickup truck driven by Ismael Aldape, 50, of Oak Lawn, Illinois was traveling on IL-1 SB at the same time as Latty’s 2013 Chevy Cruze. For unknown reasons, the pickup crossed the centerline of the roadway and collided with the Chevy. Aldape and his two female passengers were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
No other details are known at this time. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael D. Latty, Jr. at this time. Our thoughts are with Ismael Aldape, the other injured victims, and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in Illinois
The injuries resulting from a head-on collision are often life-threatening. These crashes are often caused by drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. When two vehicles collide at high-speeds, the resulting damages can be fatal.
Each year, head-on crashes are responsible for 10 percent of all fatal crashes. When victims are killed in a head-on collision, surviving family members often have to handle the damages associated with the accident. In some cases, a qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help family members pursue deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. We are here to make sure that you and your family can recover after the loss of a loved one. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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