St Charles, IL (February 29, 2020) – One man was killed and another seriously injured following a single-vehicle accident in St. Charles Township on Friday morning, February 28th. The crash occurred at the intersection of Fox River and Weber Drive near the time of 4:10 p.m. Local authorities reported that a silver Chevy Trailblazer traveling north on Fox River Drive struck a tree on the west side of the road, south of Weber Drive.
Both the driver, Austin B. Johnsen, 25, of Creston, Illinois, and his passenger, Marcus E. Holtman, 26, of Sycamore, Illinois, were ejected from the vehicle. Johnsen was transported to Delnor Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Holtman was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital where he is currently being treated for injuries suffered in the crash.
The cause of the crash isn’t currently known. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local law enforcement authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Austin B. Johnsen at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Run-Off-Road Accidents in Illinois
When a vehicle drifts or leaves the roadway, it’s known as a run-off-road collision. According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, these accidents involve a harmful action that takes place off the roadway. These collisions can lead to serious injuries or even death for those involved.
Nearly 20 percent of crashes in the early 2000s involved vehicles leaving the roadway. During that same time, around 40 percent of fatal crashes were ROR accidents. Injured parties may be able to recover financial compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
Recovering after a crash can be difficult, especially on your own. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to fight for your case and ensure your rights are protected. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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