Homer Glen, IL (August 17, 2020) – A 51-year-old woman was killed after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Homer Glen on Saturday evening, August 15. The crash reportedly took place near the intersection of Bruce Road and S. Cedar Road.
At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. Initial reports revealed that Theresa Epich of Frankfort, Illinois was traveling through the intersection when she collided with another vehicle. Epich was transported to Silver Cross Hospital Emergency Room in New Lenox, Illinois.
Epich was pronounced dead by the Will County Coroner’s Office at around 6:07 p.m. At this time, no other injuries have been reported in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More information on the crash will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Theresa Epich at this time.
Deadly Car Crashes in Illinois
Driving in Illinois can be extremely dangerous, and vehicle collisions are leading causes of death and serious injury for the state’s residents. Nearly one-quarter of deadly car accidents reported nationwide take place at intersections. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that there were 281,788 reported vehicle collisions across the state in 2011, an average of 772 car crashes taking place each day. Of these crashes, 835 resulted in fatal injuries, contributing to the deaths of 918 people that year. That is an average of two deaths happening each day.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an 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 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, an Illinois 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.
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