Chicago, IL (June 6, 2020) – authorities have released the identity of the woman who was killed in a crash involving a Chicago police vehicle on Wednesday, June 3rd. Authorities were in pursuit of Marcel Oliver, 22, who was ultimately arrested and charged with first-degree murder and vehicular hijacking. Authorities began to pursue Oliver who was found driving a dark-colored jeep at around 8:15 p.m.
While in pursuit, a marked police vehicle collided with a Ford Explorer near the intersection of Irving Park Road and Ashland Avenue. The 37-year-old driver was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Authorities have identified the deceased victim as Guadalupe Franciso-Martinez.
Local officials are currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Guadalupe Francisco-Martinez at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Chicago
In 2011, there were 835 deadly crashes reported in Illinois. Those crashes contributed to the deaths of 918 people. That is an average of two people being killed daily in Illinois car accidents.
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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