Carlinville, IL (June 2, 2020) – Four men were killed after a plane crashed into a farm near Carlinville on Sunday, May 31st. Authorities reported that a single-engine Piper PA28 crashed at around 3:45 p.m. The plane was destroyed on impact.
The plane had reportedly departed from Creve Coeur Airport and was heading to Michigan. The pilot, Joshua Sweers, Grand Blanc, Michigan, and three passengers were killed. The other victims were identified as Daniel A. Shedd, 37, of St. Charles, Missouri, Daniel Schlosser, 39, of Mount Morris, Michigan, and John S. Camilleri, 39, of Buffalo, New York.
The cause of the accident is not known at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Joshua Sweers, Daniel Shedd, Daniel Schlosser, and John Camilleri at this time.
Deadly Plane Crashes in Illinois
From 2012, there has been a yearly average of 75 airplane crashes. Of these accidents, an estimated 11 resulted in fatal injuries. In 2017 alone, there were 19 deaths resulting from airplane crashes.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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