Carterville, IL (February 28, 2020) – A crash involving three vehicles in Carterville left two people dead on Thursday afternoon, February 27th. The collision occurred on Herrin Road near Cundiff Cemetary at about 1:40 p.m. A Carterville man, 82, and a Royalton woman, 32, were killed in the accident.
According to local sources, the Carterville man crossed the centerline on Herrin Road, colliding with the Royalton woman’s vehicle. A third vehicle then struck her car, which caused it to catch on fire. The identities of the deceased parties haven’t been released at this time.
Illinois State Police are conducting an investigation into the crash. More details will be released as the inquiry continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
When two cars are traveling directly toward the other at the time of impact, it’s referred to as a head-on collision. In 2017, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that head-on collisions had a fatality rate of 58 percent. Each year, head-on crashes are responsible for 10 percent of deadly accidents.
These types of accidents are known to cause devastating injuries. When victims are killed, their families usually have to take on the financial burden. In some cases, a skilled Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members recover lost compensation.
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