Marshall, IL (August 13, 2020) – Initial reports revealed that one person was killed following a vehicle collision in Clark County on Wednesday morning, August 12, at around 10 a.m.
The collision reportedly took place on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near IL-1 in Marshall. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 53-year-old Enrique DeJesus of Miami, Florida was driving a 2015 Volvo semi eastbound on the interstate at the time of the crash. At the same time, a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 47-year-old Jennifer Jines of Kansas, Illinois attempted to enter the highway.
For unknown reasons, the 18-wheeler collided with the driver’s side door of Jines’ Pontiac, pushing it across the median of the roadway. Jines was later pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by officials from the Clark County coroner’s office. I-70 EB was reduced to a single lane for multiple hours following the crash while investigators and emergency responders were present. No other injuries were reported at the scene of hte accident.
At this time, no further updates on the crash have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jennifer Jines at this time.
Deadly 18-Wheeler Crashes in Clark County
A fully loaded semi-truck traveling at highway speeds can exert a significant amount of force in the event of a collision, especially involving a much-smaller passenger car. Accidents involving passenger vehicles and commercial trucks can end in life-threatening injuries or death. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 56 fatal semi-truck collisions reported in the state in 2020 as of August 3. In 2018, a total of 106 deadly 18-wheeler collisions were reported in Illinois, with another 2,075 resulting in injuries.
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) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois semi-truck accident.
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