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Rockford, IL (January 11, 2020) – A fatal accident took place early on Saturday morning when a semi rear-ended the truck of a 30-year-old Cherry Valley woman. The accident happened on Interstate-90 at mile marker 10 in Loves Park.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner’s office, the call came in at 2:07 a.m. The Illinois State Police identified the woman as Tanicialle Brown. They explained that Brown was traveling eastbound in a pickup truck when her vehicle ran out of fuel. A FedEx semi that was traveling behind her then collided with her car.

When authorities arrived, Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Also in the pick-up truck was a four-year-old female who was transported to the hospital. It was reported that the little girl did not have life-threatening injuries. The driver of the FedEx truck received a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

Our thoughts are with the family of Tanicialle Brown during this difficult time. A blue and orange logo is shown on the side of a black background.

Fatal Car Accidents In Rockford

The sudden loss of life from car crashes is unfortunate. Sadly, our country sees more than 6 million accidents each year so there is a significant risk for death when you drive on the roads. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2011 there were over 280,000 crashes in the state. That same year 918 individuals lost their lives in fatal crashes in Illinois. Every day, the state lost two people from deadly car accidents.

It is a heartbreaking tragedy for families who lose a loved one in a vehicular accident. The Janesville wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand the emotional distress that comes with such a loss. Our compassionate team cares about providing effective legal representation to victims’ families so that they can obtain compensation for their loss.

If you are considering pursuing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one, the resourceful Illinois wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will 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 respectful and knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys will help you with your wrongful death 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.