Kingston, IL (March 4, 2020) – A Kingston woman was killed following a deadly head-on car accident in rural Kingston, Illinois on Sunday night, March 1st. Authorities reported that the accident occurred at around 7 p.m. at the 7000 block of Cherry Valley Road, near Myelle Road. According to local sources, a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling west on Cherry Valley Road when it crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a 2012 Honda CRV.
The driver of the Camaro, Cristy E. Fisch, 35, had to be extricated from her vehicle and then taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. The 60-year-old woman driving the Honda was transported to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital.
Both vehicles were totaled in the accident. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cristy E. Fisch at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Each year, head-on crashes account for nearly 10 percent of deadly car accidents in the United States. A majority of head-on crashes happen in rural areas during the evening when visibility is impaired. These collisions involve significant forces due to the fact that both vehicles are traveling directly toward each other at the time of impact.
Head-on accidents are often caused by reckless or distracted drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. They risk causing serious injury to themselves and others. Injured parties should consult with an Illinois car crash lawyer to pursue lost compensation.
After an accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can guide you and make sure you make informed decisions during the claims process. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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