Bartonville, IL (August 5, 2020) – Authorities have released the identity of the woman in her 50s who was killed following a single-vehicle collision in Bartonville. The accident occurred on Monday afternoon, August 3, near the intersection of S. Dietrich Lane and S. Airport Road at around 1:15 p.m. Officials from the Peoria County Coroner’s office revealed that 56-year-old Jamie Lynn Harper from Tucson, Arizona was killed in the crash.
Authorities reported that Harper died to multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. At this time, routine toxicology tests are pending. The 16-year-old driver from Groveland, Illinois was cited for traveling too fast for given conditions. The site of the crash was reportedly located at the 5000 block of S. Airport Road, and the driver and another passenger reportedly sustained injuries in the crash.
The driver and a 15-year-old passenger were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. Initial reports revealed that the vehicle left the roadway and traveled several hundred feet, colliding with multiple trees and mailboxes. Additional charges may be levied against the driver.
No further updates on the crash are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of teh collisions is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jamie Lynn Harper at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly High-Speed Collisions in Illinois
Speeding is responsible for a significant portion of fatal traffic accidents reported in the United States. Over the past two decades, high-speed crashes were involved in nearly one-third of reported traffic fatalities across the country. Nearly 26% of roadway deaths reported in 2018 involved speeding drivers, resulting in a total of 9,378 deaths that year. That is an average of 25 people being killed daily in high-speed collisions. Speeding can greatly impair a driver’s ability to control their vehicle safety and properly react to hazards on the road.
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 in Illinois, 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 in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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 through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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