Creal Springs, IL (April 17, 2020) – A Johnson County couple was killed in a head-on crash outside of Creal Springs on Wednesday morning, April 15th. Authorities reported that the collision occurred at around 11:20 a.m. on IL-166. Authorities from the Illinois State Police reported that Casey Odum, 54, of Creal Springs, was driving a gray 2008 Chevrolet 1500 pickup on IL-166 NB when the truck crossed the centerline for unknown reasons.
The pickup collided with a beige 2010 Toyota sedan traveling southbound. Both the driver and passenger of the Toyota, identified as Orson Kramer, 79, and his wife, Judith Kramer, 81, of Ozark, Illinois, were pronounced dead. Odum was flown to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Orson and Judith Kramer at this time.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Being involved in a head-on collision can be devastating. The resulting injuries are often fatal due to the force of impact. In fact, head-on collisions have a nearly 28 percent fatality rate.
Head-on collisions are involved in nearly 10 percent of deadly accidents each year, despite only making up around 2 percent of reported crashes. When a crash results in the loss of a loved one, it can be catastrophic for those close to the victim. Surviving family members should consult with a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney to discuss their case.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain the fair value of your claim. We also believe in helping family members dealing with the sudden death of a loved one. To see how we can help, give us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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