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Metropolis, IL – Young Girl Killed in DUI Accident on US-45

Metropolis, IL (June 29, 2020) – A young girl was killed and three others injured following a drunk driving accident near Metropolis on Saturday evening, June 27. A red 2003 Ford F250 was reportedly traveling on the ramp from US-45 to I-24 when the vehicle left the road and overturned. One of the occupants, a four-year-old girl, suffered fatal injuries.

A man, woman, and teenager in the car were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The driver, Jose G. Coronel-Bautista, 27, was charged with driving under the influence. No other details on the accident have been made public at this time.

Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

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

Deadly DUI Collisions in Illinois

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Nearly 30 people are killed each day in drunk driving crashes across the country. That is one death every 50 minutes on average. More than 10,000 people are killed by drunk drivers 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 in Illinois, 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.

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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