Mattoon, IL (June 13, 2020) – There were multiple deaths following a six-vehicle crash near Mattoon on Thursday, June 11th. The Illinois State Police identified one deceased victim, Andrzed Poprawa from Palm Springs, Florida. Two other people were reportedly killed in the accident.
Authorities were called to the scene of the crash on I-57 at around 3:37 p.m. Five vehicles were stopped on the highway when one driver failed to slow down and struck a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, causing a chain-reaction collision. Two tractor-trailers and another vehicle were involved in the accident.
No further updates are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
More than 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in semi-truck crashes each year. Around 700 travelers inside the cab lose their lives in collisions annually. There are more than 500,000 crashes involving 18-wheelers reported across the country each year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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