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A recent accident in Illinois claimed the life of a teenager. The family of the boy will likely face monetary and emotional losses as a result of the accident, and they may wish to pursue compensation. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal crash was recently charged due to driving under the influence.

Reports stated that the driver and three other individuals were in a pickup truck when the driver failed to stop at the end of a road. When he continued traveling, the truck left the roadway and traveled through the yard of a residence. The truck then hit a tree and crashed into the house. The owners of the house were not inside when the accident took place. 

The incident caused one passenger to suffer fatal injuries, and he was left in the truck while the driver and other two passengers fled. The body of the victim was not located until authorities were having the truck towed from the scene. Authorities believe that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. The other individuals involved in the accident were apparently located, and the driver was charged with aggravated DUI. He is being charged as an adult.

In the wake of the fatal crash, the family of the victim will likely deal with considerable hardships. While making funeral arrangements, they may find themselves facing substantial monetary and emotional losses. If they wish to seek compensation for such damages, they may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the parties considered responsible for the Illinois accident.

Source: thesouthern.com, "UPDATED: Charges filed against driver in Franklin County wreck that left teenager dead", Molly Parker, Oct. 26, 2015

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