Collinsville, IL (September 15, 2020) – A man was reportedly killed in a deadly hit-and-run accident on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County on Friday, September 11.
Officials from the Illinois State Police were called to the site of the crash at around 8:47 a.m. that morning. The body of a male was reportedly lying in the median of the highway near milepost 5. Authorities reported that they believed a vehicle struck the victim and then fled the scene.
The victim, a 31-year-old man from St. Louis, Missouri, was pronounced dead by the St. Clair Coroner’s Office. The identity of the deceased party has not been released at this time and is currently pending notification from next of kin. No further updates on the collision are currently available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the collision is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Illinois
Hit-and-run accidents happen with alarming frequency across the country, and statistics show that a hit-and-run is reported every 43 seconds on average. While other types of roadway deaths are on the decline, fatal hit-and-run crashes are on the. In 2016, there were 2,049 reported hit-and-run fatalities, an all-time high in the United States. Pedestrians and cyclists are the predominant victims of fatal hit-and-run crashes nationwide.
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. Our attorneys at / 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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