Winchester, IL (March 13, 2020) – One man was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle collision near Winchester, Illinois on Thursday night, March 12th. According to local sources, the accident occurred on West Cherry Street just before 8 p.m. Phillip W. Kilver, 50, of Winchester was traveling west on the roadway when his car left the roadway.
Upon leaving Cherry Street, Kilver’s vehicle hit a utility pole and overturned. Kilver was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle’s passenger, Jesse M. Pittman, 51, also of Winchester, was transported to Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois with moderate injuries.
Both occupants were reportedly restrained at the time of the crash. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Phillip W. Kilver at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Illinois Car Crashes
Car crashes are serious events that can leave victims with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, 1.25 million people are killed each year in car accidents nationwide. 918 people were killed in Chicago alone in 2011.
On average, one person is injured every nine hours in an Illinois car crash. Injured parties are often overwhelmed when dealing with rising medical costs and other serious damages. A skilled Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims pursue lost compensation for their injuries.
You shouldn’t ever discount the severity of your injuries after a crash. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims recover after being unfairly injured in a crash. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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