Marengo, IL (July 9, 2020) – Two men were killed in a fiery, single-vehicle car accident outside of Marengo on Tuesday evening, July 7. The accident occurred near milepost 39 on I-90 at around 11 p.m. Both the driver of a passenger of a 2007 black Pontiac were reportedly ejected as the vehicle left the roadway, overturning multiple times.
The victims have been identified as Harold E. Switzer Jr., 49, and Harold Switzer III, 26, both of Belvidere, Illinois. Both parties suffered fatal injuries in the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle caught on fire after the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Harold Switzer Jr. and Harold Switzer III at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Car crashes can be catastrophic, leaving victims with life-threatening injuries. A total of 918 people were killed in 835 deadly collisions in the state of Illinois in 2011. That means two people were killed daily in vehicle collisions that year. Run-off-road crashes, when a vehicle leaves the roadway, account for around 90.2% of deadly single-vehicle crashes.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind, while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in an Illinois deadly car accident.
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