Three Members of Chicago Family Killed in Truck Accident

WGN TV News reported earlier this week on a tragic trucking accident in Kentucky involving a Chicago family.

The truck crash occurred near Elizabethtown, Kentucky on Interstate 65 on Wednesday. The Humboldt Park family was driving back home after attending a wedding in Florida. There were six passengers in the Nissan Pathfinder when the accident occurred.

According to reports the family was traveling in their SUV in the early morning, at 3:30am on an unlit portion of the highway. Unexpectedly their vehicle was hit from behind by a FedEx tractor trailer. That impact caused the SUV to spin out of control. It eventually flipped over-five passengers were ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

When emergency medical crews arrived, three people were pronounced dead at the scene. They included a 26-year old newlywed, and two sisters, one 9 years old and the other 11. The grandmother of the victims explained that the very close family remains in shock. The young girls are described as smart students who had plans to become nurses. Four others were injured in the truck accident, including two other children ages 5 and 2.

No information was currently available on the reasons for the trucking mistake. The truck driver may have taken his eyes off the road, his machine may have malfunctioned, or a number of other causes could have factored into the rear-end collision.

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti are deeply saddened to hear of the fatal consequences of this accident. Unfortunately, when large trucks are driven improperly or negligently, unfathomable loss often results. Please contact professional legal help if you have ever been hurt in an accident with a large truck.

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