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Woman indicted in fatal crash

Posted On December 04, 2014

On behalf of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Drunk Driving Accidents on Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Authorities indicted a woman from Springfield on Nov. 21 for her alleged role in an accident that took place on Illinois Route 125 on Oct. 26, a wreck that proved fatal for both her passenger and another driver. Bail for the 27-year-old woman was set for $1 million.

The allegations the woman is being held upon are drunk driving and driving under the influence of marijuana. Illinois authorities claim that not only was the Springfield woman high at the time of the crash, but she also had a blood alcohol level in excess of three times the legally permitted limit. If convicted, her prison sentence could range from six to 28 years.

The accident itself was a head-on collision. The woman was driving in an eastward direction along I-125 on the evening of Oct. 26. In the passenger seat of her vehicle sat a man 35 years of age, a glazier from the nearby city of Jacksonville. At 10:39 p.m., inside the Pleasant Plains city limits, her vehicle collided with another car driven by a teenager from Pleasant Plains. Both that driver and the woman’s passenger died.

Individuals who have lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident may find it in their best interests to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. A lawyer can represent such bereaved individuals and may be able to help them achieve their desired ends. A wrongful death lawsuit requires proving that the accident occurred due to the negligence of another party.

Source: myjournalcourier.com, “Crash that killed Jacksonville man brings indictment”, November 22, 2014

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