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One dead, several injured in Woodlawn car accident

According to authorities, a 22-year-old woman was killed in a Dec. 14 head-on collision that occurred in Jefferson County on Route 15 at Drivers Lane near Woodlawn, Illinois. The accident took place when a car heading westbound was struck by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction that crossed the center line. The deceased was a passenger in the westbound vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man killed by drunk driver in fiery crash

On Dec. 5, a 37-year-old Illinois man was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a drunk driver. Three days later, the 29-year-old man who is accused of causing the fatal car accident was held on $500,000 bond and charged for two counts of aggravated DUI causing death.

1 injured in Illinois taxi-house crash, driver sought

In the early morning hours of Dec. 1, a taxicab driver slammed his vehicle into a house in the 1800 block of Gregory Avenue in Glendale Heights, and then left the accident scene. One person inside the house suffered injuries and was trapped for a time underneath the debris of the crash. A search to locate the taxi driver was conducted by the police.

Learning more about traffic fatalities

Illinois residents may benefit from learning more about motorcycle statistics, as described by the U.S. Department of Transportation. During 2012, there were 141 motorcycle riders killed in Illinois. Approximately 35 percent of the motorcycle riders killed registered a blood alcohol content that exceeded .08 percent while 44 percent exceeded .01 percent. More than 4,600 motorcycle deaths occurred nationwide during 2012, and 29 percent involved a motorcyclist with a blood alcohol content exceeding .08 percent.

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