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Two Killed in Head –On Collision With Semi in Illinois

A deadly truck crash struck on Interstate 64 early Wednesday morning according to reports by St. Louis Today.

Shortly before 5am a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on the interstate. The semi was being driven by a 29 year old driver, and her husband was also in the vehicle. For reasons yet unknown, a car began traveling on the same highway in the wrong direction-eastbound on the westbound lanes. The wrong-direction traveling meant that the car was speeding straight toward the semi.

Eventually the two collided head-on. The impact caused the tractor-trailer to leave the road, hit an embankment, and catch on fire. The female driver of the truck was trapped inside and unable to escape. She died in the fire. Her husband suffered serious burns, but is expected to survive. The driver of the car was rushed to a local hospital, but he died from his injuries a few hours later.

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti send sincere condolences to the victims of this deadly accident. In some crashes it is impossible to put the pieces together to fully understand the cause. However, in many cases the series of events that led to the crash can be traced and understood. Our truck accident lawyers have worked with many clients in helping to determine the true cause of an accident. Sometimes that cause is related to safety steps not taken by a trucking company or risky actions performed by the driver. In those cases it is imperative that the negligent actors be held accountable for their conduct.

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