Matteson, IL (February 4, 2020) – Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Matteson, Illinois on Sunday night, February 2nd. At around 9:20 p.m., Ashley Hamilton, 25, was killed after being struck by a Jeep. The accident happened on I-57 near Lincoln Highway.
Hamilton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The vehicle Hamilton was traveling in had stopped on the right shoulder of I-57. Hamilton was struck while attempting to cross to the other side of the highway.
The Illinois State Police are currently investigating the accident. More information will be released as the investigation continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ashley Hamilton at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, there is little protecting them from the full impact of the crash. When these accidents happen at highway speeds, the results can be deadly. Sadly, many pedestrians lose their lives in car crashes each year.
In 2012 alone, 139 pedestrians were killed in crashes in Illinois. Thousands more were severely injured. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois pedestrian injury lawyer.
Losing a loved one in a crash is devastating. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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