Carol Stream, IL (June 14, 2020) – Local authorities have released the identity of the man who was killed after his vehicle collided with a box truck in Carol Stream on Friday morning, June 12th. Jorge Acosta-Canseco, 20, of Carol Stream suffered fatal injuries when his Infiniti G37X rammed the back of a Freightliner box truck. The crash occurred at the intersection of Bennet Drive and North Avenue at around 6:25 a.m.
Authorities responded to extinguish a fire in the vehicle. Acosta-Canseco was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger was transported to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois for serious injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jorge Acosta-Canseco at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
There were 835 fatal collisions reported in Illinois in 2011, resulting in around 918 deaths. That same year, an estimated two people were killed daily in vehicle collisions. Vehicle collisions are the primary cause of death for Illinois residents.
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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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