McClean Co, IL (November 7, 2020) – A man was killed after being involved in a collision with a semi-trailer in McClean County on Thursday night, November 5.
According to local sources, the crash occurred at the intersection of IL-24 and County Road 2950 East near the Chenoa Cemetary. The driver of a sport-utility vehicle reportedly collided with a semi-truck for unknown reasons. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were called to the scene to render aid.
The driver of the passenger car sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at around 5:05 p.m. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by the Illinois State Police.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
Large trucks are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a crash, particularly for those traveling in smaller passenger cars. Each year, more than 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants suffer fatal injuries in collisions involving commercial trucks. Nearly 67% of those killed in semi-truck accidents nationwide in 2018 were the occupants of passenger vehicles. A total of 106 semi-truck crashes in Illinois that year resulted in fatal injuries.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois trucking accident attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At /, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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