Collinsville, IL (October 26, 2020) – A multi-vehicle collision in Collinsville resulted in the death of a Caseyville man on Friday night, October 23.
Local authorities were called to the site of the crash at around 7 p.m. that evening. For unknown reasons, three vehicles reportedly collided near the intersection of S. Bluff Road and Sumner Boulevard. A 32-year-old man involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead by the Madison County coroner.
The deceased victim was later identified as Charles C. Abernathy of Caseyville, Illinois. The occupants of the other two vehicles also sustained injuries and were hospitalized. No further information on the accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Charles C. Abernathy at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Each year, car crashes are the leading cause of death for Illinois residents, and someone is killed almost daily in car accidents across the state. There were 281,778 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, with nearly 772 car accidents happening per day. There were 832 deadly collisions reported in the state that year according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. There were 918 people killed in Illinois car crashes that year, an average of two deaths per day.
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 car accident.
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