Cottonwood, IL (August 29, 2020) – A woman was killed after her vehicle collided with a tractor in Cottonwood Township, east of Neoga, Illinois on Friday morning, August 28. Initial sources revealed that the accident took place near the intersection of County Road 900 East and 1200 North at around 8:45 a.m.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, the driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Hannah M. Watson-Reano, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. Watson-Reano and a tractor owned by Cottonwood Township were both traveling east on County Road 1200 North at the time of the crash. The tractor was reportedly sweeping the roadway.
For unknown reasons, Watson-Reano rear-ended the rear of the tractor. The driver of the tractor, 69-year-old Gary W. Jones of Lerna, Illinois, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. No further updates on the crash are available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local authorities. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Hannah M. Watson-Reano at this time.
Deadly Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Rear-end crashes are the largest crash category in the nation according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, an estimated 29% of reported car crashes involve rear-end impacts. There are nearly 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported annually, contributing to an estimated 1,700 deaths and 500,000 injuries. Rear-end crashes can inflict catastrophic injuries and are involved in a significant portion of roadway fatalities reported each year.
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, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit 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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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