Auburn, IL (April 10, 2020) – A three-vehicle collision involving a pickup truck hauling a trailer left one woman dead on Thursday night, April 9th, near Auburn, Illinois. Illinois State Police officials responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of IL-104 WB and Purdom Road at around 3:20 p.m. Initial reports from ISP revealed that the accident occurred when a 2006 GMC Pickup truck pulling a trailer with two anhydrous tanks collided with a USPS truck.
The postal truck was slowing down to turn onto Purdom Road, and the pickup failed to stop and time and rear-ended the vehicle. The GMC then swerved into oncoming traffic and back into the westbound lanes, overturning onto a 2010 Buick. The driver of the Buick, identified as Sandra S. Laurent, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are currently investigating the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sandra S. Laurent at this time.
Deadly Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Illinois
Vehicles that are hauling large trailers can be hard to operate. These large vehicles require long distances to come to a stop and are at risk of overturning when not handled correctly. 74 percent of truck fatalities in 2018 involved tractor-trailers.
These vehicles are often hauling heavy cargo that can cause serious damage in the event of a crash. Sadly, many are killed in these accidents. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by contacting a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to make sure that you get the justice you deserve. We have helped countless families recover after the loss of a loved one. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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