Washington Co, IL (March 20, 2020) – Officials with the Illinois State Police were notified of a deadly accident involving a passenger car and a semi-truck in Washington County, Illinois on Thursday, March 19th. The crash occurred on I-64 WB at around 8:34 p.m. near mile marker 58. Authorities reported that the collision took place after an unidentified woman driving a Chevy Malibu hit the left-rear corner of a semi-tractor’s trailer.
The Chevy continued to enter the median and overturn multiple times. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Rollover Accidents
Rollovers are responsible for a growing number of deadly passenger-vehicle accidents each year. In 2010, 35 percent of fatal crashes involved overturning passenger cars. 7,600 people were killed in rollovers that year.
In the event of a rollover, vehicle occupants risk being ejected from the vehicle. This is more likely if they are unrestrained at the time of impact. In some cases, surviving family members can consult with a qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer to pursue deserved compensation.
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