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Chicago, IL – Richard Wetterholm & Mary Gulbranson Killed in Fatal Rollover on S Hough St near Sturtz St

Chicago, IL - Richard Wetterholm & Mary Gulbranson Killed in Fatal Rollover on S Hough St near Sturtz St

Chicago, IL (March 3, 2023) – An elderly woman and man, identified as Ruchard Wetterholm, age 85, of Wheeling, and Mary Gulbranson, 78, of Barrington, were killed early Thursday morning in a single-vehicle rollover accident in suburban Barrington, according to information provided by police. 

The wreck happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on South Hough Street near Sturtz Street. Information from local news sources shows a red vehicle was heavily damaged at the crash scene. It came to rest along a grassy area and a sidewalk, sources said. 

Both the passenger and driver were pronounced deceased on-site by medical professionals. At this time, it remains unclear who was driving at the time of the collision. 

Barrington Road was closed from route 59 to Main Street while emergency crews worked at the crash scene. Authorities in Chicago continue to investigate the details of the incident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. 

Illinois Car Accidents

Recent statistics gathered by the state of Illinois show that more than 95,000 auto collisions occurred in 2013. Sadly, more than 900 people were injured in these wrecks. Driving while intoxicated, speeding, or being distracted are three top causes of auto accidents in the state of Illinois. 

Most fatal and injurious auto accidents in Chicago happen at busy intersections. Information compiled from statistics concerning car crashes in the state of Illinois shows that approximately one-fourth of all auto accidents that occur there take place in Chicago. 

Those who are victimized in auto accidents caused by driver negligence often suffer severe injuries or even lose their lives. On top of the stress related to sustaining painful injuries, injured victims must also deal with the costs related to medical care and other expenses that stem from their accidents. 

Additionally, the surviving family members of deceased crash victims are able to collect financial compensation for the pain and suffering they must face in the aftermath of their loved one’s accident. If you know that your loved one lost their life due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact a wrongful death lawyer in Chicago. 

If you were hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you have the legal right to seek justice and financial compensation. Those who suffer injuries in auto collisions are strongly advised to seek legal assistance as soon as possible after their accidents since it may be difficult to get full and fair compensation from the other driver’s insurance company without legal representation. 

Please contact our Chicago wrongful death attorneys as soon as you can after your loved one’s accident. Call 312-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation session.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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