Peoria, IL (March 2, 2020) – A fatal head-on crash occurred in Peoria, Illinois early Thursday morning, February 27th. According to local reports, the accident took place at the 4700 block of Old Galena Road, near Wilkens Drive. A man driving a pickup drive reportedly crossed the centerline on the roadway, colliding head-on with a minivan.
The driver of the minivan was killed in the collision. The driver of the pickup, Thomas Hackett, 51, of Chillicothe, Illinois, was cited for driving in the wrong lane. Hackett was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
An investigation into the accident is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Head-on crashes are known to result in deadly injuries. Roads are designed to prevent vehicles from traveling directly toward each other, but sometimes reckless drivers may cross into oncoming traffic, causing a devastating accident. 10 percent of fatal collisions each year are attributable to head-on accidents.
Head-on collisions have a 58 percent fatality rate according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The loss of a loved one can be devastating for those close to them. In the event of a deadly accident, surviving family members may be able to pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
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