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When family members lose loved ones in car crashes, they can be affected by the incident forever. Fatalities can easily occur in car, motorcycle or truck accidents, and the surviving families may be left with many questions. Furthermore, they may face many hardships that could lead to a need for compensation.

The family of a recent truck accident victim may be looking into their options for seeking compensation due to a crash in Illinois. A woman was reportedly driving her vehicle southbound when a semi-truck traveling north collided with her vehicle. Details on how the accident took place were not readily available. It was noted that the accident took place before 6 p.m.

The crash resulted in the woman suffering fatal injuries, and it was reported that she was 29 years old. The driver of the semi-truck was transported from the scene with minor injuries. It was not mentioned whether any charges may result from the incident. However, authorities were continuing to investigate the crash, and charges may be considered appropriate once the investigation concludes. Additional information may be available at a later date. 

Truck accidents are frightening events and often have harrowing results. This case was no exception, and the family of the deceased victim may be interested in their legal options. If the truck driver is considered at fault for the accident, the family may find filing a wrongful death claim against that individual a viable option. This type of claim could allow them to work toward gaining compensation for their loss and other damages allowable under Illinois law.

Source: wpsdlocal6.com, "Police identify woman killed in Illinois Route 148 crash", Sept. 4, 2015

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