Calumet Park, IL (February 28, 2020) – A deadly crash in Calumet Park resulted in highway closures on Friday, February 28th. Two vehicles reportedly collided on I-57 SB near the intersection with 127th Street. The crash occurred at around 2:06 a.m.
The two-vehicle accident resulted in one vehicle being pushed off the highway, falling onto railroad tracks below and catching on fire. Illinois State Police reported that one identified party was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information on the accident has been released at this time.
An investigation into the crash is being handled by ISP.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Chicago Car Crashes
The aftermath of a tragic car accident can be devastating for both victims and their families. In 2017, there were 998 fatal crashes reported in Illinois, accounting for less than 1 percent of collisions. 21.5 percent of collisions that year resulted in injury.
Families often have to take on the damages associated with a deadly accident. No one is ever prepared to take on these costs, including medical coverage, funeral expenses, and more. In some cases, surviving family members can consult with an Illinois wrongful death lawyer to pursue lost compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has a proven track record helping those dealing with the loss of a loved one. We want to make sure that you and your family are protected after losing a beloved family member. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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