Herod, IL (February 10, 2020) – A head-on crash near Herod, Illinois on Sunday, February 9th, left three dead and eight others injured. The accident occurred on IL-34 at around 3:28 a.m., just north of Williams Hill Road. Initial reports revealed that the crash took place when a 2007 Dodge Charger crossed the centerline on IL-34, striking a 2000 Lincoln limousine head-on.
For unknown reasons, the driver of the dodge, David A Wasson, 27, of Harrisburg, Illinois, veered into oncoming traffic. Wasson and the driver of the limousine, Jarret M. Bencie, 39, of Marion, Illinois, were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the limousine, Kenny N. Webb, 42, of Marion, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The other eight passengers in the limousine were taken to nearby medical facilities for treatment. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of David A. Wasson, Jarret M. Bencie, and Kenny N. Webb at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in Illinois
Wrong-way crashes are not the most common type of crash. However, when they do happen, they are known to result in life-threatening injuries. Each year, an estimated 355 people are killed by wrong-way drivers.
Crossing the centerline is a key indicator when determining liability after a crash. A driver who enters the opposing lane of traffic can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. Injured parties should contact an Illinois crash injury attorney to discuss their case.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover the compensation you deserve after a crash. We have helped countless victims obtain settlements worthy of their injuries. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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