Marblehead, IL (March 9, 2020) – A woman was killed and a girl injured in a suspected DUI collision near Marblehead, Illinois on Sunday, March 8th. The accident took place at around 10:30 a.m. on IL-57. Amanda Zanger, 28, of Plainville, Illinois and a 5-year-old girl were traveling in a 2002 Ford Explorer when the vehicle overturned multiple times.
Both Zanger and the girl were transported to Blessing Hospital following the accident. Zanger was later pronounced dead. According to local authorities, neither Zanger nor the girl were restrained at the time of the accident.
DUI charges are reportedly pending following Zanger’s death. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Amanda Zanger at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
DUI Collisions in Illinois
Drunk driving is a serious concern on the roads of Illinois. Despite increased awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, far too many motorists get behind the wheel each after one too many. This can result in serious accidents out on the road.
28 percent of traffic fatalities in 2016 involved drunk drivers. 1 out of every 4 crashes involves a drunk driver each year. In some cases, injured parties or their families can pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you fight for your deserved compensation. We’ve successfully helped countless victims obtain fair settlements after a crash. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless driver, call us today at (312) 425-0401.
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