Altamont, IL (February 17, 2020) – One driver was killed and two other people injured following a head-on collision in Altamont, Illinois on Saturday, February 15th. The crash occurred on North 650th Street (Dexter Road) south of US-40 at around 10:15 a.m. According to officers from the scene, an SUV driven by Ronald J. Hite, 62, of Mason Illinois veered into the southbound lanes on N. 650th Street and collided with a pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup, Chauncy Kuhns, 34, of Altamont, was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois following the crash. Hite was killed in the crash. A passenger in Hite’s vehicle was taken to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois for treatment.
No citations have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim Ronald J. Hite at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Being injured in a head-on crash is often devastating. The resulting injuries can be life-threatening and leave the lives of victims forever changed. Each year, 10 percent of reported roadway fatalities involve head-on impacts.
These crashes are often caused by drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a crash. A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help you investigate your case and determine who is liable for your injuries.
Injured victims may be eligible to recover lost compensation for their injuries. The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help protect your legal rights. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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