Paxton, IL (June 28, 2020) – One woman was killed and another injured following a single-vehicle collision near Paxton on Friday, June 26. The accident occurred at around 6:26 p.m. on I-57. Initial reports revealed that a Buick traveling down the interstate merged in front of another vehicle before the vehicle lost control.
The Buick crashed into a center median, overturning multiple times. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, identified as Shyteisha Hedrick, 23, of Urbana, Illinois, was injured in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal Car Accidents
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Illinois residents. There were 918 reported traffic fatalities across the state in 2011. That is an estimated two people being killed daily in car accidents.
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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