Urbana, IL -25-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash on N. Cunningham Ave.

Urbana, IL (June 30, 2024) – A fatal crash was reported in Urbana on Saturday morning, June 29th. The accident happened just before 2:00 a.m. on North Cunningham Avenue near the intersection with Triumph Drive.

Man getting revived by a paramedic.

Police say that 25-year-old Justin Martinez, of Byron, was traveling northbound on Cunningham when he was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver. Martinez sustained critical injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. There is no information on what caused the crash to occur. Police did not release any details on the identity of the other driver nor did they say if any other injuries were reported. The accident remains under investigation. There is no further information available.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Justin Martinez following this fatal car accident in Urbana.

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Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

In 2023, more than 1,200 people tragically lost their lives due to car accidents in Illinois. The risk of a serious or fatal crash is a daily concern for commuters across our state. Most major car accidents are caused by driver negligence. The most common cause is speeding, which contributes to more than 30% of all deadly collisions in Illinois. Other contributing causes can include distracted driving, impairment, and failure to yield the right of way.

If you have lost a family member due to a car accident, you should seek the services of a skilled Illinois car accident lawyer right away. You may be entitled to compensation but some steps need to be taken. Presenting a solid case is important to receive the compensation that you deserve.

Here at Ankin Law, we understand the impact of serious and fatal car accidents. We will be here for you every step of the way. Before speaking with the insurance company, give us a call to see how we can be of assistance. You may have a limited time to act so it is important to reach out to us as soon as possible.

Our consultations are free for all potential and prospective clients. There is no obligation until we have obtained a recovery on your behalf. To speak with a car accident lawyer in Urbana, please fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (844) 600-0000.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

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