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Illinois Town Shook By Fatal Crash

An Illinois town is recovering after a fatal car accident occurred in the northeast area of the city. Reports seem to lean toward alcohol, coupled with weak decision making, as a culprit behind the unfortunate ordeal. During a routine DUI round one evening, a driver who was pulled over decided to leave the scene. It was then that police returned to their car and started following the driver, who was said to be speeding.

Father and son killed in Illinois truck accident

A pickup truck hit a sedan at the intersection of Ball and Farmersville Roads in Carlinville, killing a father and son. The driver of the pickup apparently failed to stop at the intersection, causing the collision. The father and son were traveling west on Farmersville in a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. The Sebring was struck on the passenger side by a 2004 Ford F-250. The truck was driven by a 23-year-old man and was occupied by two other passengers. All three occupants of the Ford were treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The man and his son were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Macoupin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the car accident.

Woman dies in auto accident in Illinois

A 47-year-old woman died in an auto accident that occurred in Cumberland County, Illinois. The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. on a Tuesday night just south of the intersection of Route 121 and U.S. 45 when the 48-year-old driver of the pickup truck the woman was a passenger in ran into the back of a farm tractor that was traveling ahead of them.

Man sentenced to 10 years for deadly Naperville crash

A Plainfield man was found guilty in fatal DUI accident in Naperville that killed a 63-year-old man from Lombard. The court sentenced the man to 10 years in prison for causing the deadly crash. He tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use right after the crash, and road rage was a factor in the incident. The convicted man was chasing another vehicle when he turned a corner and collided with the Lombard man's motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal car accident in Stephenson County still under investigation

A missing stop sign appears to have played a strong role in a collision that fatally wounded a Polo High School teacher. The 32-year-old resident of Byron, Illinois, was traveling westbound in a silver 2002 Toyota. The teacher drove through the intersection, which usually has a stop sign in place, and collided with a northbound Saturn. The teacher was taken to Rockford's OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center by helicopter following the car accident.

Woman Struck by Car in South Elmhurst Dies

A family is planning for visitation and a funeral for an 85 year old woman from Elmhurst after she was struck and succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The woman died as a result of a car accident that occurred on York Street and Van Buren street on May 11 in the afternoon.

Several new devices could increase teen driving safety

Illinois parents may soon be making use of new technologies that could in fact help keep their teenagers safe behind the wheel. Statistics show that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and fortunately, new devices may help reduce this statistic. Any mother or father who dreads having their child behind the wheel on their own may now have less to worry about. One such new device is the Drivecam, which works much like a police dashboard camera, but the device only starts recording when a driver has engaged in unsafe driving maneuvers. When this occurs, the video starts recording, and the Drivecam company informs the teen's parents of what happened. In addition, technology dubbed "Geofencing" alerts parents when their teen exceeds a certain speed or travels outside of a designated area.

No mention of Illinois officer DUI at council meeting

A member of the North Chicago Police Department was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI in Chicago after an accident that killed two college students. The officer was placed on administrative leave as soon as the North Chicago department was notified that he was in custody of the Chicago police. However, nothing was said about this motor vehicle accident at the most recent City Council meeting. The main topics on the agenda were the high school winning basketball team, discussion of purchasing police cars and honoring a police dog.This North Chicago Police Dept. has had many difficulties over the past few years with wrongful death lawsuits and allegations of misconduct by police officers. There have also been allegations of racism and use of unreasonable force in arrests. These problems may have been what caused people attending this meeting to speak up about the incident during the public forum and wonder about the possible liability of the city.

Victim's BAC level is out of bounds

A 23-year-old woman from Bloomington, Illinois, was hoping to introduce evidence of a victim's blood alcohol content level during a trial's opening statements, but a judge ruled that this information could not be presented at this point. The woman was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, failing to report an accident with injury, operating a vehicle without insurance and failing to reduce speed after causing the car accident that led to the death of another woman.The female victim was 21 years old at the time of the fatal accident. She was walking near the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street in Bloomington. As she and her friend were crossing the street, the driver ran a red light and hit them. The driver reportedly went home after the accident and was later found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.265 and had tested positive for marijuana. The pedestrian had a blood alcohol level of 0.119, according to the coroner's report.

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