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Newport, IL – Two Killed in Deadly Head-On Crash at Delany Rd & Russell Rd

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Newport, IL (November 16, 2020) – Two people were killed following a deadly head-on collision in Newport Township on Friday, November 13. 

According to reports from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at around 7:15 p.m. that evening. A 79-year-old Zion man was reportedly traveling eastbound on Russell Road in a Chevy Express. For unknown reasons, a 29-year-old Winthrop Harbor man was traveling westbound in a Chevy Trailblazer.

For unknown reasons, the driver of the Trailblazer crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Express near Delany Road. Both drivers sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of the deceased victims have not been revealed at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois 

Newport, IL - Two Killed in Deadly Head-On Crash at Delany Rd & Russell Rd

Head-on collisions are some of the most fatal types of accidents possible. Statistics show that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate, considerably higher than other types of car accidents. Despite only making up nearly 2% of roadway collisions reported each year, head-on accidents are responsible for an estimated 10% of roadway fatalities across the United States. These collisions are nearly always caused by negligent or distracted drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. 

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 Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., 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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