Viola, IL (May 15, 2020) – A man from DeKalb County was killed following a collision in Viola Township on Thursday, May 14th. The accident occurred on US-30 near IL-251 at around 1:30 p.m. The deceased victim was later identified by the Illinois State Police as Cecilio Flores, 41, of Shabbona, Illinois.
Flores was driving an SUV when his vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the rig, Phillip Hatland, 57, of Ottawa, Illinois, was also injured in the accident. No further updates have been provided at this time.
ISP is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cecilio Flores at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Each year, around 5,000 people are killed in crashes involving semi-trucks across the country. Nearly 98% of fatal 18-wheeler accidents involve those outside the rig. There are more than 2 million big rigs on the road at any given time, with around 500,000 commercial vehicle accidents being reported each year.
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 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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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