Waukegan, IL (April 14, 2020) – A woman in her 80s was reportedly killed in a two-vehicle accident in Waukegan, Illinois on Saturday, April 11th. Local reports revealed that the woman was driving in an SUV when a collision occurred with a Chevrolet at around 6 p.m. The woman reportedly veered into the northbound lanes of traffic at the corner of Laurel and Lewis Avenues.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding officials. The other driver, a Waukegan woman in her 40s, incurred injuries in the accident. The identity of those involved in the accident hasn’t been released at this time.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Sadly, deadly car crashes are far too common in the United States. In Illinois, there were 998 deadly collisions reported in 2017. Thousands more resulted in serious injuries.
In most cases, a reckless driver is responsible for an accident. That means he or she can be held liable for any resulting injuries. A qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members recover lost compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. If a reckless driver is responsible, they should be held accountable. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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