Marion, IL (June 27, 2020) – A man was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Marion on Thursday, June 25. The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of IL-13 and Paulton Road. Gerald Morris, 73, of Marion, was reportedly killed in the accident.
At around 5:19 p.m., Morris was traveling down Paulton Road in a 2002 green Dodge Durango. While crossing at IL-13, Morris was struck by an oncoming box truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. The Illinois State Police is currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gerald Morris at this time.
Illinois Deadly Car Crashes
There were 281,788 auto accidents reported in Illinois in 2011. These crashes contributed to the deaths of 918 people. That year, an average of two people were killed daily in Illinois vehicle collisions.
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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