Utica, IL (February 14, 2020) – A driver was killed following an accident in Utica on Tuesday morning, February 11th. The accident took place on I-80, just east of IL-178, at around 11:26 a.m. The deceased party was found unconscious at the scene by responding officials.
Authorities reported that the collision involved a semi-truck and an SUV. The injured party was flown to a medical facility for treatment, where they were later pronounced dead. The identity of the injured party hasn’t been revealed.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Semi-trucks are a source of anxiety for many drivers in Illinois. There’s a good reason for drivers to be wary of traveling near large commercial vehicles. In the event of a crash with a semi, the consequences can be devastating.
Annually, an estimated 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in crashes involving semi-trucks. These unexpected deaths can leave surviving family members taking on the financial consequences. The family of the deceased should contact a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney to pursue deserved compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand that there’s nothing worse than losing a loved one. We want to ensure that you and your family are protected. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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