Washington Co, IL (September 3, 2020) – On Monday, August 31, a Lenzburg woman was killed after being involved in a collision with a field sprayer in Washington County near the intersection of Darmstadt and Washington County Line Road.
Officials from the Washington County Coroner’s Office were dispatched to the site of the deadly accident at around 11:51 a.m. that morning. According to initial reports, 52-year-old Carmela Alvaredo-Linares from Lenzburg, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local sources reported that Alvaredo-Linares was driving northbound on Washington County Line Road at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, the van entered the intersection and was struck on the driver’s side by an agricultural field sprayer being driven by a local farmer on Coal Mine Road. The driver of the sprayer was uninjured.
Alvaredo-Linares’ autopsy revealed that she died due to head trauma resulting from the accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Carmela Alvaredo-Linares at this time.
Deadly Intersection Crashes in Illinois
Intersections are a common location of deadly collisions across Illinois. National statistics reveal that nearly 20% of fatal car accidents occur at intersections each year. A total of 281,788 crashes took place in Illinois in 2011, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. There were 835 fatal collisions reported that year, contributing to the deaths of 918 people across the state. That year, an average of two people were killed daily in Illinois car crashes.
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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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