West Frankfort, IL (February 20, 2020) – The Illinois State Police were at the scene of a fatal crash near West Frankfort, Illinois on Wednesday night, February 19th. The crash on I-57 left two people dead and another critically injured. According to initial reports, a 2004 Ford Expedition was traveling on I-57 NB when the vehicle entered the median and rolled over multiple times.
The driver of a Ford, a 47-year-old Colorado man, and another passenger, a 64-year-old woman, were killed in the crash. Another passenger, a 22-year-old man, was flown to a hospital out-of-state with critical injuries. No identities have been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Deadly Rollover Crashes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollover crashes only accounted for one percent of collisions reported in 2017. However, they accounted for nearly one-third of all reported fatal accidents that year. These accidents are extremely dangerous and often leave victims with long-term or fatal injuries.
The design of SUVs makes them much more likely to turn over in the event of a crash. Passengers risk being flung around the inside of the vehicle or ejected entirely. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss options to pursue compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help those unfairly injured in a car accident. We have the resources to ensure that your right to compensation is protected. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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