O’Fallon, IL (February 29, 2020) – A two-vehicle accident took the life of a 102-year-old man on Friday, February 28th, in O’Fallon. Local sources indicated that the crash took place at the intersection of Frank Scott Parkway and Fountain Lakes Drive. Clarence A. Tritley, 102, was traveling west on Frank Scott Parkway when an eastbound crossed the centerline, striking his vehicle head-on.
Tritley was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the van was hospitalized following the accident for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The identity of the other driver hasn’t been disclosed.
Local officials are conducting an investigation into the crash at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Clarence A. Tritley at this time.
Deadly Illinois Head-On Accidents
The worst type of crash is a head-on collision for many reasons. These crashes involve two vehicles that are traveling toward the other, often at high speed. Being involved in a head-on crash can leave victims with life-threatening or fatal injuries.
On average, head-on collisions are responsible for nearly 10 percent of fatal crashes each year. These accidents often involve reckless or inattentive motorists that veer into oncoming traffic. In some cases, surviving family members can seek lost compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
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