Willowbrook, IL (June 19, 2020) – On Thursday morning, June 18th, one person was killed following a fiery crash in the Willowbrook area. The collision occurred on I-294 near the exit for I-55 at around 6:50 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the driver of a black Nissan Sentra traveling north on I-294 swerved and hit a guard rail.
The Nissan spun into traffic and was struck by a red Chevrolet Silverado. The Nissan proceeded to catch on fire. Its driver was pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics.
At this time, the identity of the deceased has not been revealed. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by the Illinois State Police.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois
There were 918 people killed in some 835 reported crashes in Illinois in 2011. On average, two people were killed daily in car accidents that year. Tens of thousands more are seriously injured in car crashes across the state.
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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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