Spring Bay, IL (November 3, 2020) – Local authorities have released the identity of a man who was killed in Spring Bay on Friday, October 30, following a collision with a commercial truck.
The accident reportedly occurred near the intersection of IL-26 and Eichhorn Road. Local reports revealed that a man, identified as 51-year-old Gary Johnson of Peoria, Illinois, was riding a go-cart at the time of the deadly accident. For unknown reasons, Johnson was struck by an oncoming semi-truck.
Johnson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. At this time, the identity of the truck driver has not been revealed. No further information on the crash is available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gary Johnson at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
Trucking accidents are responsible for a significant number of fatal crashes reported across the country each year. Nearly 5,000 people are killed annually in trucking accidents, and the vast majority of victims involve the occupants of passenger vehicles. There were 12,267 trucking accidents reported across Illinois in 2018, accounting for nearly 3.8% of reported crashes that year. A total of 106 trucking accidents in the state 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 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 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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