Grand Ridge, IL (May 17, 2020) – The driver of a pickup truck was killed following a collision with a tractor-trailer in Grand Ridge on Saturday, May 16th. The crash occurred that morning near the intersection of IL-23 and N. 2350th Road. Initial reports revealed that a mechanical malfunction caused the trailer to come loose and collide with the pickup.
The driver of the truck suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The identity of the deceased victim hasn’t been released at this time. No further updates are available.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly 18-Wheeler Crashes in Illinois
Each year, there are more than 500,00 crashes involving 18-wheelers reported across the country. These accidents can be catastrophic and result in around 5,000 deaths annually. In these collisions, around 98% of those killed are occupants outside the big rig.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.