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Washington Park, IL – UPDATE: Gregory Horton Killed in Crash on I-64

Washington Park, IL (September 13, 2020) – The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the man killed in a deadly hit-and-run collision in the Washington Park area on Friday morning, September 11. 

The collision occurred on Interstate 64 at around 9:30 a.m. that morning. The deceased victim was later identified as 31-year-old Gregory Horton of St. Louis, Illinois. Horton was reportedly struck on the highway near mile marker 5 for unknown reasons. 

At this time, no description of the suspect vehicle has been provided. The site of the crash was shut down while investigators were at the scene. No further information on the crash has been provided by local sources. 

An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gregory Horton at this time.

Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in Illinois 

Washington Park, IL - UPDATE: Gregory Horton Killed in Crash on I-64

Fatal hit-and-run crashes have reached all-time highs in recent years, and 2016 had the highest recorded number of deadly hit-and-runs in the nation’s history. Since 2009, the rate of deadly hit-and-run collisions has increased by an average of 7.2% each year. Nearly 11% of police-reported accidents nationwide involve hit-and-runs. When a driver flees the scene of a crash, they prevent the injured party from being able to seek much needed medical assistance. 

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 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you. 

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

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