Fulton, IL (April 13, 2020) – Reports from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two people were killed in a single-vehicle collision north of Fulton, Illinois on Saturday night, April 11th. Right before 8 p.m., deputies were called to the scene of the accident on IL-84. Initial reports revealed that a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling north on IL-84 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, skidding off the roadway and colliding with a tree.
The driver was identified as Robert M. Robinson, 50, of Savanna, Illinois. Robinson and his passenger, Paul H. Yarolem, 56, also from Savanna, were both pronounced dead by the county coroner. A third passenger, Debra S. Robinson, 47, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Robert M. Robinson and Paul H. Yarolem at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Run-Off-Road Crashes in Illinois
Even crashes involving just a single vehicle can result in deadly injuries. Vehicles leaving the roadway is one of the leading causes of single-vehicle fatalities. In 2005, 31 percent of deadly car accidents involved ROR collisions.
When a driver loses control of their vehicle, it can be extremely dangerous. Their car risks colliding head-on with a stationary object, such as a tree or even another vehicle. When a victim is killed in such a crash, surviving family members are left to suffer.
An experienced Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help family members obtain due compensation after a deadly accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that you and your family are secured. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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