Wilmington, IL (August 15, 2020) – A Missouri woman was killed in a multi-vehicle collision in the Wilmington area on Thursday afternoon, August 13. The crash occurred on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 at around 3:35 p.m.
Initial reports revealed that the deceased victim was traveling on Interstate 55 NB when she collided with two other vehicles. The deceased party was later identified as 62-year-old Cynthia Utley from House Springs, Missouri. Utley reportedly died due to multiple injuries sustained in the accident.
Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were called to the site of the accident to render aid to the injured party. At this time, no updates on the cause of the crash have been provided. No other injuries have been reported at this time.
No further details on the collision are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by the Illinois State Police. More information will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cynthia Utley at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois
People are killed and seriously injured each day in vehicle collisions across Illinois. Each year, car crashes are the leading cause of earth and serious injury nationwide, including in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation is responsible for recording and monitoring the number of deadly car crashes reported across the state annually. This data reveals that there were a total of 281,788 reported vehicle collisions in Illinois in 2012, an average of 772 crashes happening each day. There were 835 fatal collisions resulting in nearly 918 deaths that year, an average of two vehicle fatalities per day.
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 /, 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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