ST CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS (December 9, 2016) – Three people were killed in a head on collision on Illinois State Route 158 on Friday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 12:14 pm. A 2006 green Ford Escape heading northbound on Illinois Route 158 (also known as Centreville Avenue) near Belleville, when it abruptly veered over the center line into the path of an oncoming maroon 2010 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.
The driver of the Escape was killed in the accident, and two of the three people in the pickup truck were also pronounced dead at the scene. One other person in the pickup truck was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a California personal injury law firm.“Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.