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Mascoutah, IL – Sharon Foster Killed in Semi-Truck Collision on I-64

Mascoutah, IL (July 9, 2020) – A semi-truck rear-ended a pickup truck that was stopped on a highway in Mascoutah on Tuesday, July 7. The crash occurred on I-65 near mile marker 25, between Mascoutah and New Baden. The two vehicles involved in the crash were a tractor-trailer and a 2020 Ford pickup truck.

The 40-year-old Missouri man driving the semi failed to notice that the pickup had come to a stop on the highway due to traffic. The impact caused the pickup to leave the roadway and catch fire. The driver of the pickup, Sharon Foster, 67, of Collins, Missouri was killed in the crash.

No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the crash.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sharon Foster at this time.

Deadly 18-Wheeler Accidents in Illinois

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There were 11,000 trucking accidents reported in Illinois in 2017, accounting for 3.5% of reported crashes that year. This figure is a decrease from overall 18-wheeler crashes reported the previous year. However, semi-truck fatalities increased by 9.4% despite this decrease. That year, 96 of these collisions resulted in fatal injuries, and 1,818 people suffered injuries in these crashes. On average, 5,000 people lost their lives in semi-truck collisions annually.

The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. 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 to obtain compensation for damages.

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. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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