Fayette Co, IL (November 11, 2020) – A Sparta man reportedly suffered fatal injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Fayette County on Monday, November 9.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 26-year-old Evan Dotson of Sparta, Illinois was traveling southbound in a 2015 white Ford commercial truck on IL-185 at the time of the crash. Dotson reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel, leaving the roadway to the right, and overcorrected, crossing the centerline of the highway. The truck collided head-on with a 2018 silver GMC driven by 43-year-old Jesse Rosenberger of Vandalia, Illinois at around 10:45 a.m.
The Ford continued to leave the roadway and collide with a tree. A passenger in the Ford, identified as 47-year-old Chat Kinstler of Sparta, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Dotson was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the collision is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Chad Kinstler at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
Deadly trucking accidents are extremely common across the country, and these accidents are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a collision. There were 4,102 semi-truck fatalities reported in 2017, a nearly 52% increase from 2009. Despite an overall decrease in roadway fatalities, the rate of deadly trucking collisions has increased in recent years.
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 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois trucking accident.
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