Peoria, IL (October 3, 2020) – A Mackinew man was killed after being involved in a collision with a semi-truck in Peoria on Thursday evening, October 1.
The collision reportedly took place on Interstate 474 near the exit for Farmington Road. The Illinois State Police reported that a Chevrolet Avalanche and a semi-truck collided on the highway at around 8:10 p.m. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene to render aid to those involved.
Initial reports revealed that 18-year-old Trenton R. Mitchell from Mackinew, Illinois crossed the centerline on the roadway and collided head-on with the 18-wheeler. The 23-year-old man driving the Freightliner was unable to avoid the accident. Mitchell suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Trenton R. Mitchell at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Large semi-trucks have the capability of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a collision involving a passenger car. There are more than 500,000 trucking collisions reported across the country each year, contributing to nearly 5,000 fatalities. The overwhelming majority of trucking fatalities involve those traveling in passenger cars. There were 12,267 trucking accidents reported across Illinois in 2018. Of these accidents, 106 resulted in fatal injuries.
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 trucking accident.
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