Illinois Man Killed by Semi-Truck While Fixing Vehicle

An accident on I-39 in Lee County, Illinois left Canton, Illinois resident Jared Lafferty dead.  Lafferty, 35, was pulled over and attempting to fix his motor home at 1:30 p.m. Monday when semi driver Chad Maske, 36, crossed over to the shoulder and struck Lafferty’s parked vehicle.  Lafferty was dragged underneath his motor home for around 80 feet and was pronounced dead.  Shae Lafferty, 33, was a passenger in the motor home at the time of the incident and is also being treated for her injuries.  Prayers go out to Lafferty’s family and friends.

Tractor-trailer accidents can be extremely dangerous as they claim the lives of countless Americans annually.  If someone you know has been killed due to the negligence of another driver, the family members of the deceased party are entitled to reimbursement for their tragic loss.  Through a wrongful death action, an Illinois or Missouri wrongful death lawyer will fight to get the reimbursement that their client deserves. Wrongful death attorney Chris Dixon can assist clients in filing a wrongful death claim and receiving reimbursement for their horrific loss.  Contact Chris Dixon today at 314.409.7060, or toll free at 855.402.7274.

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