Wauconda, IL (April 17, 2020) – A Thursday morning crash in Wauconda left two men dead on April 16th. Officials from the Wauconda Police Department were called to the scene of the crash at around 2:16 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a Honda Odyssey and a Freightliner delivery truck collided head-on near the intersection of US-12 and Barrington Road.
Local sources reported that the Honda Odyssey was traveling south on US-12 NB leading up to the accident, hitting the delivery truck head-on. The 25-year-old man driving the Honda and his 24-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The 23-year-old man driving the delivery truck was transported to Condell Hospital for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Illinois Wrong-Way Collisions
Wrong-way crashes aren’t incredibly common, but when they happen, they can result in fatal injuries. On average 355 people are killed each year in wrong-way collisions. Drivers who drive on the wrong side of the road are acting recklessly and putting others in danger.
Head-on crashes are extremely dangerous, accounting for 10 percent of deadly accidents. Fatal crashes often place a financial burden on surviving family members. An Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help families recover lost compensation after an accident.
Deadly car crashes are never easy. The firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you exercise the full value of your wrongful death claim. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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