Belleville, IL (February 5, 2020) – A man was killed early Tuesday morning, February 4th, following a hit-and-run accident in Belleville, Illinois. The collision occurred near the intersection of I-157 and St. Clair Avenue at around 12:50 a.m. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found Craig Boone, 39, of Belleville lying on the eastbound shoulder of IL-57.
Authorities reported that Boone was fatally struck by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene. Boone was pronounced dead and is believed to have been killed on impact. Officials are currently seeking information on the identity of the driver.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Craig Boone at this time.
Fatal Hit-&-Run Crashes
Hit-and-run accidents can result in devastating injuries, especially when they involve pedestrians. Each year, there are 682,000 reported hit-and-run collisions in the United States. 65 percent of fatal hit-and-runs involve pedestrians.
When a driver flees the scene of a crash, they are committing a crime. Not only that but they are putting the life of their victim in danger. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois hit-and-run attorney.
An experienced law firm can help you pursue all possible avenues for compensation after a hit-and-run. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands how difficult losing a loved one can be. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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