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Driver Killed in Southern Illinois Truck Accident

The Courier Press reported this weekend on the death of a driver following a truck accident on Interstate 64 in southern Illinois. The man was killed in rural Wayne County after his vehicle ran off the road, stopping when the wheels became stuck in the mud.

The Illinois truck crash occurred around 2:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday, near the 98th mile marker in Western Wayne County.

Initial reports indicate the man’s death was likely caused by a heart attack that he suffered while behind the wheel. Apparently witnesses report that the semi began slowing down and then ran off the road.

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand that the causes of many deadly accidents are difficult to determine. This is especially true with single vehicle accidents. The list of possible causes are many, from the driver suffering medical problems while behind the wheel to improper manufacturing in components of the vehicle. These accidents occur with too much frequency to avoid looking into their causes. In that way, victims can be properly compensated and other motorists may be saved from injury if the reason for the truck crash is understood and prevented in the future.

For those reasons it especially important to look into all of your legal options if someone you know has been hurt in a single vehicle truck accident. Our expert accident attorneys will help investigate the possible causes of the crash to determine if your loved one’s crash should have been prevented.

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