Decatur, IL (June 2, 2020) – On Monday, June 1st, four people were killed following a crash involving a semi-truck in Decatur. Local sources reported that the accident occurred at around 3 a.m. at the intersection of East Grand Avenue and North Water Street. Authorities revealed that a collision occurred between a semi-truck and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.
Five occupants of the Chevrolet were taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. Four of the victims were later pronounced dead. The deceased parties were later identified as Keithsha Bowman, 20, Armani Cooper, 23, Brittany King, 19, and Shonez Harper, 23.
The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene but was later found by authorities. One passenger is still hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Keithsha Bowman, Armani Cooper, Brittany King, and Shonez Harper at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Semi-Truck Collisions in Illinois
Each year, there are 500,000 18-wheeler accidents reported across the country. Around 5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles are killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks each year. An estimated 98% of those killed in 18-wheeler accidents are outside the cab.
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 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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