One killed in a car crash on Illinois Route 4

Man killed in a car crash on Illinois Route 4

Last updated Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Man killed in a car crash on Illinois Route 4

A Chatham man was tragically killed in a car crash on Illinois Route 4 near Spaulding Orchard Road on Saturday, April 22 morning.

Springfield Police say the crash occurred around 4 AM when a westbound car blew a red light and crashed into a southbound vehicle on Veterans Parkway. The driver of one of the cars, Timothy White-Huddleston, 21, died at the scene from blunt force trauma. The other vehicle’s occupants – a driver and a passenger – suffered non-life-threatening injuries and went to nearby Springfield hospitals, Springfield Police Commander Sara Pickford said.

Pickford said reconstruction investigators were yet unclear about who was responsible for the accident. She said the two occupants of the other car weren’t interviewed so far.

Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and Springfield Police Department are investigating this crash.

Our deepest condolences go to the family of the young man. We wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery.

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A tragic car crash on Illinois Route 4

36% of all traffic accidents occur at intersections, primarily from collisions between two vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Illinois isn’t immune to car accidents caused by various negligence or distractions. The state’s busy highways and roads often see reckless and distracted driving, causing severe injuries and fatalities.

Some common causes of car accidents in Illinois include drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, and reckless driving. Aiming to reduce accidents, Illinois has implemented laws and regulations, such as prohibiting the use of handheld devices while driving and imposing severe penalties for reckless or drunk driving. Drivers must practice safe driving and be mindful of their action’s impact on others.

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