Warren Co, IL (August 31, 2020) – One person was killed and four others injured in a single-vehicle collision in Warren County on Saturday night, August 29. Local reports revealed that the accident occurred near the intersection of 40th Avenue and 40th Street at around 6:16 p.m.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 52-year-old Martin Polk of Macomb, Illinois was driving a 2007 Honda Odyssey westbound on 40th Avenue when Polk lost control of the vehicle near 40th Street. Local sources revealed that the minivan overturned and came to a stop in a cornfield.
Polk and three other passengers were transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. One of the passengers, identified as 67-year-old Cleaster Maye of Macomb, sustained fatal injuries in the crash. No further updates are currently available.
Polk was cited for multiple charges, including aggravated DUI, DUI, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, aggravated reckless driving, and driving with a revoked license. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the ISP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cleaster Maye at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Rollover Accidents in Illinois
Rollover collisions are some of the most dangerous types of collisions, with a higher fatality rate than head-on crashes. These crashes are often caused by the actions of reckless drivers. While rare, rollovers are known to result in fatal injuries. In 2010, nearly 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle crashes involved rollover accidents, despite only making up 2.1% of deadly crashes that year. An estimated 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes nationwide in 2010.
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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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