Stockton, IL (June 4, 2020) – In Stockton, a child was killed and two others were injured following a suspected drunk driving collision Tuesday, June 2nd. The crash occurred on US-20 near N. Stockton Drive at around 6:33 a.m. According to local officials, Julius S. Jones, 32, was driving a pickup truck when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a semi-truck.
Two passengers in the pickup, a 10-year-old and a nine-year-old, were ejected in the crash. The 10-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The nine-year-old was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Rockford, Illinois for treatment.
Jones was charged with driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, and improper lane usage. An investigation into the crash is currently 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Drunk Driving Crashes in Illinois
On average, around 30 people are killed daily in drunk driving crashes in the United States. That means someone is killed every 50 minutes. Each year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in collisions involving drunk drivers across the country.
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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