A man was reportedly speeding on Interstate 70 between Casey and Martinsville when he rear-ended another vehicle in a crash that ultimately killed the second driver.
Jerry Fitch, 38 of St. Louis was speeding on the interstate when he struck in the rear the vehicle driven by 58-year-old Frank Madden of Terre Haute, Indiana, Illinois State Police say. Mr. Madden’s vehicle traveled off the road as a result of the crash and overturned multiple times, the report says.
Mr. Madden reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Gay Madden, 59 years old and a passenger in the vehicle, was reportedly uninjured.
Seeing a copy of the Illinois accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Illinois Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Illinois accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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