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McClean Co, IL – UPDATE: Richard Gaunt Killed in Crash on I-74

McClean Co, IL (June 25, 2020) – The identity of the man who was killed following a pedestrian accident in McClean County has been identified. The crash occurred on Tuesday, June 23rd, on I-74 at around 3:18 p.m. Richard Gaunt, 57, of Morton, Illinois was killed after being struck near the Rivian Motorway exit.

According to local reports, the man was securing a load on the shoulder of the highway when he was hit by a 1946 Chevrolet. The driver of the vehicle, Edwin G. Sumner, 59, of Bement, Illinois, was cited for failure to reduce speed when approaching a disabled vehicle, failure to change lanes when approaching a disabled vehicle, and driving without valid insurance. No further updates are currently available.

Local authorities are still investigating the incident.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Richard Gaunt at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois

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There were a total of 4,930 reported pedestrian crashes across Illinois in 2012. A reported 139 pedestrians were killed in these accidents. Another 4,665 were seriously injured.

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 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 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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