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Illinois teens killed in car accident

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

It was recently reported that a car crash in Illinois resulted in three teenagers suffering fatal injuries. Apparently, there was one vehicle involved in the car accident, and all of the occupants inside were 18 years old. The incident took place around 2 p.m. when the car failed to remain on the roadway. It crashed into a ravine and apparently overturned, coming to a rest on the driver’s side.

One female passenger and the male driver were both declared dead at the site of the crash. Another female passenger was transported from the scene to an area hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries around 4 p.m. There was no additional identifying information about the victims released in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident to determine what factors may have played a role. They will also be looking into toxicology tests and autopsy results to find the causes of death for the deceased individuals. Additional information will likely be available once the investigation concludes.

Though the car accident only involved one vehicle and the driver died as a result, the families of the other victims may still be able to pursue legal action if they wish. Information on filing wrongful death claims against the estate of the driver and/or any other parties potentially liable for the incident could help interested individuals learn more about their options. Filing civil claims could help those parties seek compensation for emotional and monetary losses stemming from the Illinois crash.

Source: Crystal Lake-Cary IL Patch, “Three Teens Die in Crash Into Ravine Near McHenry“, Amie Schaenzer, Nov. 28, 2015

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