Naperville, IL (June 8, 2020) – One man was killed and another charged following a drunk driving collision in Naperville on Friday, June 5th. Local sources revealed that Frank P. Qualtier Jr., 54, of Naperville was charged with driving under the influence. Qualtier was reportedly driving a Dodge Ram when he veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Ford Fiesta.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Royce Road and Lisson Road. The driver of the Ford, a 41-year-old Woodridge man, had to be extricated from his vehicle and was later pronounced dead. No further details are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly DUI Collisions in Illinois
In Illinois, 330 people lost their lives in drunk driving collisions in 2017. These accidents accounted for nearly 30% of reported traffic fatalities that year. That year, 27,046 people in the state were arrested for DUI.
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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