One Illinois woman died and three others were seriously injured when the driver of the car that they were riding in lost control on a local highway. One of the young women in the car died as a result of the injuries she sustained during the car accident. It has been reported that she was a passenger in the backseat of the only car involved in the crash.
The car was being driven by a young woman who police suspect lost control of the vehicle as she went over one of the many hills in the area. In addition to the passenger who died, the two other passengers in the car were taken to a local hospital with injuries. The driver was also injured, though it is unclear to what extent.
Authorities believe that speed may have been a factor in the fatal Illinois car accident. In addition, there may have been other contributing factors to the crash, including alcohol. The answers to the questions as to what happened to cause the driver to lose control will come as the police investigation concludes its work. Reports indicate that the coroner's office and the Illinois State Police are working with local authorities in the investigation.
As the investigation concludes, the survivors of the car accident and the family of the deceased young woman may be interested to learn more about the cause of the accident. If it is found that the driver was drunk or driving in a negligent or reckless manner causing the accident, she may be held liable. If it is confirmed that the driver was responsible for causing the car accident, then those injured, as well as the family of the woman killed, may find it within their rights to seek monetary damages for their losses through civil suits.
Source: SJ-R.com, "Springfield woman, 23, killed in car crash," Dan Petrella, Aug. 19, 2012