Decatur, IL (April 20, 2020) – A woman was killed and a man taken into custody following a deadly collision in Decatur, Illinois. The accident happened at 9:30 p.m. late Saturday night, April 18th, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Woodford Street. According to local officials, Dylan Bunch, 20, ran a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Emma Graves, 60.
Graves was transported to a medical facility where she was later pronounced dead. Bunch was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence. He is currently being held at Macon County Jail.
An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Emma Graves at this time.
Illinois DUI Collisions
Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone on the road. When you drink and drive, you’re less able to make sound decisions and avoid roadway hazards. An estimated 28 percent of traffic fatalities in 2016 involved drunk drivers.
That year, 10,497 people were killed in collisions relating to alcohol. Drunk driving is extremely reckless behavior, and drivers who drive intoxicated can be held responsible in the event of a crash. When a crash results in the loss of a loved one, it can be devastating for surviving family members.
An Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help families get back on their feet after losing a loved one. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will fight to make sure that the driver responsible is held accountable. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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