Chicago, IL (July 6, 2020) – A Lawndale man was killed and two others injured following a vehicle collision in Chicago on Friday, July 3. The collision occurred at the 3100 block of West Lake Street at around 9:53 p.m. Kenny Partee, 24, was reportedly speeding when his Jeep SUV struck a parked car on the roadway.
The Jeep came to a stop after hitting a metal pillar. Partee was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two female passengers, ages 19 and 21, were transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kenny Partee at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Chicago
An average of 772 crashes happened daily across Illinois in 2011. These collisions resulted in a reported 918 roadway fatalities. That is more than two deaths each day.
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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