Dry Grove, IL (September 10, 2020) – A 23-year-old man was killed following a motorcycle accident in McLean County on Tuesday, September 8, near the intersection of US-150 and W. College Avenue.
Illinois State Police officials at the site of the crash pronounced Kyle Casey of Normal, Illinois dead at the scene at around 11:46 p.m. Initial reports revealed that Casey was traveling southbound on US-150 on a 2006 Honda motorcycle at the time of the crash. At the same time, 52-year-old Scott Pulliam of Collinsville, Illinois was driving a 2017 Chevrolet van south on the highway.
For unknown reasons, Casey struck the rear of Pulliam’s vehicle. The autopsy revealed that the motorcyclist was killed due to blunt force injuries sustained in the crash. Routine toxicology tests are currently pending.
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 Kyle Casey at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are much more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries after being involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of motorcycle accidents result in fatality or injuries, and riders are around 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision. Thousands of motorcyclists are killed in collisions each year. In Illinois, 145 motorcyclists were killed across the state in 2011, accounting for 15.8% of fatal collisions that year.
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 Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., 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 motorcycle accident.
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