Chicago, IL (June 24, 2020) – A man from Schaumburg, Illinois was reportedly high when he crashed his car into a utility pole in Chicago, killing his passenger. The accident occurred on Sunday, June 21st, at the intersection of W. 85th Street and S. Halsted Street. Stephen Nolan, 26, was reportedly speeding to beat a red light when he crashed his vehicle.
Nolan’s passenger, Caleb White, 26, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. Nolan was reportedly high on benzodiazepines and cannabis at the time of the crash. He was arrested for charged for driving under the influence.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Caleb White at this time.
Deadly DUI Accidents in Illinois
Nearly 28% of fatal collisions reported in 2016 involved drunk drivers. That year, 10,497 people were killed in DUI collisions. Around 30 people are killed daily by drunk drivers in the United States.
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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