Oak Forest, IL (April 2, 2020) – A wrong-way accident left two people dead in Oak Forest, Illinois on Wednesday night, April 1st. The accident occurred on I-80 EB near I-57 at around 11:20 p.m. At that time, a driver traveling the wrong way on the interstate collided with another vehicle.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of the deceased parties haven’t been disclosed at this time. At the time of the collision, there was reportedly a thick blanket of fog coating the roadway.
No other details have been released. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Wrong-Way Accidents in Illinois
Wrong-way crashes aren’t terribly common, only accounting for less than one percent of reported crashes. However, when they do happen, they can leave victims with life-threatening injuries. 355 people are killed in wrong-way collisions each year.
Sadly, these crashes often result in loss of life. Surviving family members are left to deal with the financial aftermath. Many families struggle to deal with the ensuing damages, feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.
A qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after the loss of a loved one. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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