Romeoville, IL (July 1, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck resulted in the death of one man in Romeoville on Monday, June 29. The crash reportedly occurred at the corner of Independence Boulevard and Material Road at around 12:10 p.m. The deceased victim was later identified as Kevin Lawlor, 46, of Romeoville.
Lawlor was traveling south on Independence Boulevard when he was in a collision with a Kenworth semi-tractor with a trailer driven by a 58-year-old man from North Aurora, Illinois. Lawlor was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The truck driver also suffered injuries in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kevin Lawlor at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Across the country, there are more than 500,000 trucking accidents reported each year. These crashes contribute to thousands of death annually. In Illinois, 96 trucking accidents resulted in fatal injuries in 2017.
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 Illinois 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 in Illinois can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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