Auburn, IL (May 7, 2020) – The woman who was killed in a collision at Casey’s convenience store in Auburn, Illinois has been identified by local authorities. According to updated reports, Obaidah Gresham, 62, of Auburn was killed after being struck by a dump truck that careened into the parking lot on Lincoln Street. Gresham was pronounced dead at around 12:45 p.m.
Local authorities reported that the 43-year-old Auburn man driving the truck failed to negotiate a curve on State Route 4 and crashed into the parking lot of the store. No charges have been filed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Illinois State Police. More details will be released as the investigation continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Obaidah Gresham at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Pedestrian fatalities have been gradually rising in recent years. There were 5,977 reported pedestrian deaths in 2017. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a crash every 88 minutes.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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