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Belvidere, IL (April 24, 2024) – State police in Chicago report that a driver struck two people on Monday as they were attempting to replace a tire on the Stevenson Expressway, resulting in one fatality and two injuries. One person is dead after the vehicle they were in collided with a semi-truck on Illinois Route 76 near Spring Creek Road in Boone County. Police say the semi’s driver, who was carrying a large load, was not hurt in the crash.

Investigators believe the semi was traveling south on Route 76 around 3:00 p.m. when an SUV traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line. The crash forced Illinois State Police to shut down the road for a while, though no further details were reported.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Illinois

The increase in fatal collisions over the last several years, both nationally and in the Chicago region, is mostly due to speeding, distracted driving, events involving drunk drivers, and irresponsible conduct on the road.

Hit-and-run situations and multi-car pileups often end in fatalities, and when numerous parties are involved, the aftermath may rapidly get problematic. Numerous challenges and obstacles arise from serious auto accidents and deadly collisions. An accident that results in death has an enormous emotional cost to the family of the deceased. Each situation is unique and requires handling appropriately.

Our attorneys understand that once a loved one passes away, money is usually the last thing on your mind. But if your loved one died as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you shouldn’t have to pay the price. After a devastating death has turned their lives upside-down, our Chicago law practice assists grieving families with compassion and care. Due to the complexity of these cases, having an accomplished lawyer on your side is crucial to a favorable result. If a collision claims the life of a loved one, the attorneys at Romaker Law Firm are prepared to fight for substantial compensation for you and your family.

We have been assisting citizens of Chicago and the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after a collision for more than 20 years. Contact our Chicago wrongful death attorneys by calling 312-377-7000 and learn more about how to get the justice you deserve after your loved one’s death.

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