Antioch, IL (October 19, 2020) – On Saturday, October 17, a Round Lake man was killed and three others were injured following a collision in Antioch.
Local reports revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of IL-173 and US-45 at around 4:05 p.m. that afternoon. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and both sustained significant damage. Local sources found that a Dodge Caliber and a Ford Taurus were both traveling northbound on US-45 at the time of the crash.
The 39-year-old Round Lake man driving the Ford attempted to pass the Dodge. For unknown reasons, the Dodge, driven by a 23-year-old Bristol man, swerved toward the Ford, causing it to veer into the southbound lanes of the highway. The Ford then lost control, overturned, and struck the Dodge.
The driver of the Ford was ejected in the accident. The ejected driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois where he was later pronounced dead. Two passengers in the Ford were also hospitalized. The driver of the Dodge was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha, Wisconsin for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Car accidents can leave victims with life-threatening injuries, and people are killed and injured daily in car accidents across Illinois. There were 832 reported deadly crashes reported across Illinois in 2011, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. There were more than two people killed in Illinois car crashes that year.
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 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) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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