Wheeling, IL (June 25, 2020) – Two people were killed in a fiery car accident in Wheeling on Tuesday, June 23rd. The three-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Northgate Parkway at around 7:40 p.m. The two deceased victims were identified as Brenda L. Felix Soria, 49, of Inverness, Illinois and Arthur Matillano, 62, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
When authorities arrived, two vehicles were found at the scene, with a third vehicle off the roadway. Initial investigations revealed that one vehicle reportedly rear-ended another car, which was then struck by a third vehicle. One other person involved in the crash sustained injuries in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the collisions in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Brenda Felix Soria and Arthur Matillano at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
In 2011, someone was killed in an Illinois car crash every 12 hours, on average. A total of 918 people lost their lives in vehicle collisions statewide that year. Tens of thousands of people are killed in the United States in vehicle collisions annually.
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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