Washington, IL (April 22, 2020) – Two men were killed following a single-vehicle collision in Washington Township, Illinois on Monday morning, April 20th. Local authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Line Road and 145th Avenue. The victims were identified as Inocente Garcia Perez, 20, and Rogelio Cuenca, 25, of Cedar Lake, Illinois.
Both the male driver and passenger of the Ford Mustang were killed in the crash. The vehicle was traveling south on State Line Road when the driver over-corrected. The vehicle then left the roadway and became airborne before striking a tree.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Inocente Garcia Perez and Rogelio Cuenca at this time.
Illinois Run-Off-Road Collisions
When a vehicle leaves the roadway, it has a high likelihood of resulting in a serious accident. Around 31 percent of fatal crashes in 2005 involved vehicles leaving the road, despite only accounting for 16 percent of crashes that year. ROR crashes are the leading cause of deadly single-vehicle accidents.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, call us today at 312-386-7683.
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