Gurnee, IL (March 12, 2020) – The woman who was killed in a fatal head-on collision in Gurnee, Illinois on Thursday, March 5th, has been identified by local authorities. The crash involved two vehicles and took place at the intersection of Washington Street and Cemetary Road. Joan Lowry, 69, of Lindenhurst, Illinois was the passenger of a 2002 GMC Envoy that crossed the centerline on Washington Street, colliding head-on with a 2013 Toyota Sienna.
Authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 4:50 p.m. The GMC was driven by a 71-year-old man, and the driver of the Toyota was a 37-year-old Grayslake woman. The driver of the GMC was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Joan Lowry at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Head-on collisions are some of the most devastating. They aren’t the most common type of car accident, only accounting for 2 percent of crashes, but they make up for their severity. Head-on accidents are responsible for nearly 10 percent of deadly crashes.
When two vehicles collide head-on, the force of impact is tremendous. Even at low-speeds, head-on crashes can be devastating. These accidents are often caused by reckless drivers who veer into oncoming traffic.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has years of experience handling personal injury claims. We have the time and resources to ensure that your case is treated fairly. Call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case with an Illinois car crash attorney.
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