Raymond, IL (November 5, 2020) – A Girard man suffered fatal injuries in a collision in Raymond on Wednesday morning, November 4.
The crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 55 at milepost 65. Local officials reported that 56-year-old John Barnes of Girard, Illinois was driving a box truck southbound on the highway at the time of the crash. At the same time, a semi-truck was reportedly pulled over onto the side of the road for unknown reasons.
Barnes reportedly collided with the rear of the semi-truck as it was getting back onto the interstate. Barnes sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 36-year-old Michel Hegger of Missouri, was uninjured.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of John Barnes at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Illinois
Certain types of collisions are more likely to result in life-threatening injuries. The size and speed of large commercial trucks make them particularly lethal in the event of a crash. There were over a hundred deadly commercial truck accidents reported across Illinois in 2018, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation. That year, a total of 2,075 semi-truck collisions in the state resulted in 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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