Naples, IL (November 28, 2020) – An Illinois man was killed following a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck near Naples on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
Local sources revealed that the deadly crash occurred near the intersection of US-41 and Old Trail Drive at around 2 a.m. that morning. According to local reports, 27-year-old Zachary Plantz was driving a Mercedes southbound on US-41 at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, Plantz collided with the rear of a semi-truck that was in the process of making a U-turn on the highway.
Plantz suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was later pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is still unknown at this time. No updates on the deadly collision have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Zachary Plantz at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Large commercial trucks are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a crash. Thousands of people are killed annually in trucking accidents across the United States, and the vast majority of trucking fatalities involve the occupants of passenger cars. In Illinois, there were 12,267 trucking collisions reported statewide in 2018, making up nearly 3.8% of reported crashes. A total of 106 trucking crashes resulted in fatalities in Illinois that year.
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 personal injury 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 Kmlltdlaw.com, 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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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