Franklin Township, IL (March 2, 2020) – At 9:05 p.m. on Sunday night the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office was contacted about a fatal accident where a victim was pronounced dead at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.
The victim was identified as a 35-year-old female from Kingston. She did not lose her life at the scene of the accident, but after being transported to the hospital for treatment, she succumbed to her injuries.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office performed her autopsy on Monday, March 2. The coroner concluded that the female victim died of blunt trauma to the head. Her name is being withheld until her next of kin is notified.
The accident that caused the victim’s injuries and eventual loss of life took place at the intersection of Cherry Valley Road and Myelle Road in Franklin Township.
The investigation into the cause of the crash remains under investigation by the JPD.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Automobile Accidents In Franklin Township
There were close to 1,000 fatal crashes in the state of Illinois in 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Approximately 6% of all crashes in the United States are fatal traffic accidents. Intoxication on alcohol, reckless driving, and speeding top the list for reasons behind fatal crashes in the country. Traffic accidents are expensive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed crashes cost the United States almost $41 billion every year.
The Janesville car accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight so that you obtain the most compensation possible after your accident. When you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party you deserve compensation. The resourceful and qualified legal team of Janesville wrongful death lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have compassion for victims and we are here to discuss your accident situation with you during a free consultation.
Call us today at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys is looking forward to helping you after your traumatic experience.
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