Chicago, IL (June 4, 2024) – A woman has been charged in a deadly crash that happened on June 2 on Chicago’s West Side, Illinois State Police (ISP) stated.

The crash happened west of Paulina Avenue on the westbound side of Interstate 290 just after 3:00 a.m. ISP said the driver of a white Toyota sedan pulled it onto the right shoulder with its hazard lights on. Three people got out of the Toyota to change a flat fire. At that time, the 21-year-old suspect drove her black Hyundai Sonata into the Toyota and two people, ISP added.

The two victims, an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were pronounced dead on the scene. A 4-year-old boy was among five people inside the Hyundai. The suspect, the child, and one other person from the Hyundai were taken to local hospitals with injuries. Prosecutors informed the suspect was speeding, didn’t have her headlights on, and had a blood alcohol concentration more than twice the legal limit. However, a Major Crash Unit is still investigating.

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

Fatal Auto Accidents in Illinois

The majority of the increase in fatal collisions in Illinois and nationwide over the past several years can be attributed to reckless driving, distracted driving, incidents involving intoxicated drivers, speeding, and more.  Furthermore, head-on crashes and multi-vehicle collisions frequently result in fatalities, and the consequences can quickly become problematic when several parties are involved. Major auto accidents and fatal collisions give rise to many challenges and obstacles, particularly when it comes to those that loved ones leave behind. A  bereaved family bears an immense emotional toll in the event of a fatal crash.

Because of the intricacy of these cases, it is critical to have a dutiful and knowledgeable Chicago wrongful death attorney advocating for you in order to achieve a favorable outcome.

At The Romaker Law Firm, we recognize that financial concerns are likely the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. However, you should not have to handle a claim on your own or pay for anything out of pocket if your loved one was killed due to the negligent or careless actions of another party. Our law firm provides thoughtful and empathetic support to bereaved families whose lives have been profoundly disrupted by a tragic loss. In this way, we will do the complex legal work while you focus on your emotional and psychological recovery after this devastating calamity.

In the event of a fatal collision, our skilled team at Romaker Law Firm is ready to advocate for significant monetary restitution on your behalf and that of your family. We have been assisting citizens across the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after a collision for more than two decades. Contact our Chicago wrongful death lawyers 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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