Carmi, IL (June 10, 2020) – Two men were killed following a collision in Carmi on Monday night, June 8th. Authorities reported that the accident occurred at the intersection of Fifth Street and Fackney Street. The two victims were identified as James Grant, 29, and Brandon Rhodes, 21, both from Carmi.
Both parties were pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses from the scene reported that a vehicle was traveling 100 miles per hour, ran a stop sign, and then collided with a tree. Authorities believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Local authorities are currently investigating the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of James Grant and Brandon Rhodes at this time.
Deadly Stop-Sign Crashes in Illinois
Each year, there are an estimated 2,967 fatalities caused by stop-sign crashes. Around 45% of these crashes involved failure to yield the right of way. There are more than 700,000 stop sign collisions reported each year.
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 Illinois 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 lawsui in Illinois 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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