A tragic car crash led to the death of a Champaign firefighter and his wife as well as serious injuries to two other locals. The collision occurred in Iroquois County at a rural intersection about five miles southwest of Watseka and about five miles due west of Woodland. The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office did not give an exact time of the crash, but it was reported to have been early on Saturday the 26th. According to the Sheriff’s report, an 18-year-old driver with a 17-year-old passenger was driving south on County Road 1500 E when the driver disobeyed a stop sign at 1400 N and collided with the firefighter and his wife, who was headed east. All four of the victims were then ejected from their respective vehicles as a result of the collision. Both vehicles landed in a field on the southeast corner of the intersection. Both the firefighter and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene and the other two involved in the crash were both airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
These types of catastrophic collisions are terrible occurrences and many times avoidable. It is important to always pay attention to the road while driving and to be sure to obey all traffic signs and signals in order to best keep everyone on the road safe. When you or your family are involved in these types of events you can be left with many questions. The attorneys at Spiros Law advocate for those involved in situations like these and fight to get both answers and justice for those involved. If you have questions about a similar situation, call the Spiros Law office to speak with one of our helpful and compassionate legal aids who can get you in contact with the right attorney for your situation. All consultations are completely free, and no commitment is required.