Carterville, IL (February 29, 2020) – The two deceased victims involved in a deadly crash near Carterville, Illinois on Thursday, February 27th, have been identified by local authorities. The accident in question happened sometime around 1:40 p.m. Delbert Allen, 82, of Carterville was reportedly traveling east on Herrin Road near Cundiff Cemetary when his vehicle crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming westbound vehicle.
That westbound vehicle, driven by Rachel Sanders, 32, of Royalton, Illinois, was in turn hit by another vehicle from behind, which caused a fire. Both Allen and Sanders were pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is being investigated by multiple local and state agencies.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Delbert Allen and Rachel Sanders at this time.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Out of all kinds of crashes, head-on collisions are some of the most damaging and deadly types of accidents. Victims of head-on crashes often suffer from intense physical and emotional suffering as well as significant financial damages. Sadly, many people are killed in head-on crashes each year.
Head-on crashes have an approximated 58 percent fatality rate according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These collisions often happen in rural areas, with nearly 13 percent of deadly rural crashes being head-on impacts. In some cases, surviving family members can pursue lost compensation by contacting an Illinois wrongful death attorney.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands the hardship suffered by those who have recently lost a loved one. Innocent victims and their families should be protected from the financial burden of a devastating accident. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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