Morton, IL (February 27, 2020) – A head-on crash near Morton, Illinois left one dead on Wednesday morning, February 26th. According to initial reports, the collision occurred on I-74 EB at around 8 a.m. Authorities reported that a van lost control due to icy roadway conditions, colliding with a semi-truck.
The Tazewell County Coroner pronounced the driver of the van dead a the scene. The identity of the injured party isn’t known at this time. Passengers in the semi-truck were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries.
The investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Head-on crashes are some of the most devastating, and while only accounting for 2 percent of traffic accidents each year, they’re responsible for around 10 percent of all fatal accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a reported in 2017 found that head-on collisions had a 58 percent fatality rate. Surviving victims of these accidents are known to suffer from head and spinal injuries.
Being injured in a car accident can leave you catastrophic injuries. Most victims are unable to handle the financial and physical aftermath of such a collision. A skilled Illinois car crash lawyer can help injured victims pursue lost compensation.
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