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Fall River, IL – Icy Roads Lead to Deadly Crash on Joe Hettel Rd

| Feb 27, 2020 | Uncategorized

Fall River, IL (February 27, 2020) – On Wednesday, February 26th, one person was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Fall River Township, Illinois. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident on Joe Hettel Road (East 22nd Road) at around 6:22 a.m. According to local reports, a Chevy pickup truck was traveling northbound when the driver lost control due to ice on the roadway. 

The Chevy ultimately collided with a southbound Ford pickup truck. The driver of the Chevy, Lori A. Szafranski, 55, of Streator, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Ford, Ronald F. Soderstrom, 25, of Danville, Illinois, was transported to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, Illinois.

An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Lori A. Szafranski at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Illinois Icy Road Collisions

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Anyone who lives in Illinois knows how dangerous the roads can be during the winter months. The resulting icy and snow can set the scene of some devastating accidents. Many drivers will blame the roadway conditions for any resulting accidents, but in most cases, the negligence of the driver is to blame.

Each year, there are 156,164 crashes reported annually due to icy roadways across the country. Sadly, 1,300 people annually lose their lives in crashes due to inclement weather. In some cases, injured parties can pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.

Injured parties should always fight for their right to compensation after a devastating accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to make sure your case is treated fairly. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.



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