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Janesville, IL (December 27, 2019) – A car crashed into a tree on Thursday morning, one day after Christmas. Two Janesville males were inside as confirmed by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The accident took place in the early morning hours on Thursday at approximately 12:01 a.m. according to the report. Both men were fatally injured as a result of the crash which was located in the 3400 block of West Rockport Road in the town of Janesville.

Witnesses to the fatal accident say that the car was a 2008 blue Chevrolet Cobalt. The driver was a 19-year-old Janesville man and he and another male passenger were traveling east on Rockport Road. Upon encountering another vehicle approaching in the westbound lanes, the Cobalt swerved right to avoid it. The Cobalt then went off the road and hit a tree.

Both the driver and a 20-year-old male passenger were pinned inside the car after it collided with the tree. The men were pronounced dead at the scene. Extractions were needed to pry the men from the vehicle.

The seriousness of the crash and the number of first responders necessary closed West Rockport Road until 3 a.m. The sheriff’s office accident reconstruction team is still investigating the details of the fatal accident, according to the release.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased during this difficult time.

Fatal Car Accidents In Janesville

A blue and orange logo is shown on the side of a black background.Every day in the United States people is both injured and killed in car crashes. In 2011, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported over 280,000 crashes on the roads. That comes out to 772 accidents per day and 835 of these crashes were fatal. There were 918 lives lost in these fatal crashes. The state saw approximately two people lose their lives in crashes each day that year and more than nine people injured from crashes.

The sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one is a devastating tragedy for families. When a traffic death is due to another’s negligence or recklessness the family of the victim has the right to pursue compensation on behalf of the deceased through a wrongful death claim. The Janesville wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have extensive experience helping victims’ families obtain a fair settlement in these unfortunate cases.

If you lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault the talented Illinois auto accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you see your full legal justice.

Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys will help you with your claim.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.