Wayne Co, IL (September 28, 2020) – A driver was killed in Wayne County after being hit by a semi-truck on Saturday, September 26.
The collision reportedly occurred on US-45 near County Road 1125N at around 3:52 p.m. that afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police, both the commercial truck and the passenger car were traveling northbound on the highway at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the driver of the 18-wheeler, 57-year-old Todd Bosler, collided with the rear of the passenger car, killing the driver.
The deceased victim was later identified as 36-year-old Jonathan Stanley from Fairfield, Illinois. Stanley suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Bosler was cited for driving too fast for roadway conditions.
No further updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jonathan Stanley at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
A fully loaded commercial truck can inflict life-changing injuries in the event of a collision. Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of crashes involving semi-trucks, contributing to thousands of fatalities. In Illinois, there were more than 19,000 collisions involving commercial trucks in 2014. That year, 18-wheeler collisions accounted for roughly 13% of traffic fatalities across the state. On average, hundreds of Illinois residents lose their lives annually in semi-truck collisions.
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. / 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 semi-truck accident.
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