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Effingham, IL – Karen Condron Killed in Head-On Crash on I-70

Effingham, IL (June 18, 2020) – An 80-year-old Effingham woman was killed following a head-on collision on Wednesday morning, June 17th. The crash occurred on I-70 WB at around 11:10 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a 2014 Toyota Rav 4 crossed the median, colliding head-on with a 2010 Ford Edge.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Karen Condron, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Ford were hospitalized for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No further updates are currently available.

The Illinois State Police is currently investigating the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Karen Condron at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Head-On Accidents in Illinois

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Head-on crashes are some of the deadliest collisions. While only accounting for less than 2% of reported crashes, head-on accidents are responsible for nearly 10% of fatal crashes. According to the Federal Highway Administration, head-on crashes have a 58% fatality rate.

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 Illinois wrongful death 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) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in Illinois in a deadly accident.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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