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Illinois Woman Killed in I-70 Truck Crash

St. Louis Today reported on a deadly truck crash in southern Illinois that struck on Monday night.

A young 18-year old woman was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am on Interstate 70in Madison County. She was near the Silver Lake rest area when, for reasons still unknown, she made a sudden lane change from the left lane into the right. The quick car movement caused her Pontiac to hit the rear driver’s side of a Chevy Impala that was being driven in the right lane.

The Impala slid off the road into a drainage ditch. The young driver’s Pontiac also slid, but it flipped over while sliding. The careening, overturned vehicle did not stop until it struck a large tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the exit next to the rest stop. The woman suffered serious injuries and died shortly after. The Impala driver was not injured in the wreck.

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti continue to encourage all drivers to take extra care and caution while on our city’s roadways, particularly high-speed highways. Weather reports indicate that tonight and early tomorrow will likely bring the first significant snowfall of the winter to most parts of our city. Because of the snow it is especially important for drivers to ensure their visibility is clear, their car is functioning properly, and that roads are not too icy to travel. The consequences of accidents, particularly with large trucks, are too high to risk for any reason. If you happen to fall victim to the negligent driving of another, be sure to contact a truck crash attorney to learn about your rights.

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