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A tragic Illinois crash has ended two young lives. The car accident happened on a recent weekend morning in northern Illinois. Now, local authorities are left to investigate to determine exactly what caused this fatal incident.

According to early statements from police in Rockford, Illinois, the car accident happened when a vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason at or about 2:15 a.m. The car then hit a nearby tree. The violence of the impact caused the death of the two young female passengers in the car.

The driver was injured in the incident and was taken to a local hospital for medical care. No further information was revealed. The bodies of the two female victims were scheduled for autopsy in the days following the collision.

As is the case with many car accidents in Illinois, the results of the police inquiry may assess fault for the crash on the driver behind the wheel when it happened. If this is the case, that individual may find that they must answer liability claims for monetary damages from the surviving families of the deceased victims. When victims die as a result of the negligent actions of another person, a cause of action for wrongful death on behalf of the deceased victims may be litigated in our state civil court system. A successful outcome will not change the facts of the underlying tragedy but may help the families cover the inevitable expenses that accompany these types of tragedies.

Source:, "Winnebago County coroner IDs victims of fatal crash," Jennifer Wheeler, Jan. 20, 2013

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