Plainfield, IL (February 17, 2020) – Local authorities in Plainfield, Illinois responded to the scene of a fatal car crash involving two vehicles on Thursday, February 13th. The crash occurred on IL-126 between Meadow Lane and Indian Boundary Road at around 9:08 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 37-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry lost control of his vehicle on IL-126, entering the westbound lanes and being struck on the passenger side by a BMW X5.
The passenger of the Toyota, identified as Sarah E. Cruz, 35, of Spring Valley, Illinois, was pronounced dead by responding paramedics. The driver of the Toyota suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois in critical condition. The 58-year-old woman driving the BMW was also injured and taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora, Illinois.
No other details have been released at this time. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim Sarah E. Cruz at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal High-Speed Crashes Illinois
Speeding is known to be a primary factor in fatal collisions. When drivers speed, they are much more likely to be involved in a crash, and the resulting injuries will be much more severe. Not only that but safety mechanisms on cars aren’t made to function properly at high speeds.
Thousands are killed by speeding drivers each year. In some cases, these crashes can result in loss of life. Surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation by calling an Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to ensure your case is treated fairly. We want to make sure that you and your family are protected after the loss of a loved one. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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