Brimfield, IL (March 12, 2020) – One person was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle collision in Brimfield, Illinois on Monday, March 9th. Matthew W. McCuan, 18, of Peoria, Illinois was the passenger 2003 Pontiac Grand Am who was killed after the vehicle left the roadway. The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office reported that the accident occurred at the 15000 block of Southport Road at around 1:50 p.m. near Eden Road.
Authorities pronounced McCuan dead at the scene. The driver, Elizabeth Kris, 20, also from Peoria, was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for treatment. Kris was charged for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving off the roadway.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew W. McCuan at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Illinois
Vehicle collisions in Illinois are the leading cause of death and serious injury. In just a matter of seconds, lives can be forever changed in the aftermath of a serious car accident. There were 998 deadly crashes in the state in just 2017.
The impact of a car crash has the potential to result in fatal injuries. These accidents often leave behind grieving family members who have to take on the damages associated with the accident. In some cases, a skilled Illinois wrongful death attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation.
Losing a loved one is a devastating time. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless families recover deserved compensation after losing a family member. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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