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Chicago, IL – Jorge Castillo Dies in Accident on DuSable Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL (May 9, 2024) – Officers with the Chicago Police Department reported that a man was killed in an accident on DuSable Lake Shore Drive early on Thursday morning.

According to the police, just before 12:15 a.m., a 20-year-old man was driving north in the 3100 block of North DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview when he swerved to avoid colliding with another car. Before coming to a stop, the man hit a light post and a curb.

Another man, a 25-year-old passenger in the car, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and later declared deceased, according to the police. The victim was identified as Des Plaines resident Jorge Castillo, per the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The driver was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition. The CPD Major Accidents Unit is still investigating the incident at this time, and no other injuries were apparently recorded.

We offer our sincere condolences to Jorge Castillo’s family members. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of his full recovery.

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Illinois

The increase in fatal collisions over the last several years, both nationally and in the Chicago region, is mostly due to speeding, distracted driving, incidents involving drunk drivers, and generally careless conduct on the road. Moreover, multi-vehicle crashes too often end in serious injuries and fatalities, especially at high speeds or in busy intersections. Moreover, when numerous parties are involved in a crash and may share fault in a crash, the aftermath of a crash can quickly get stressful. Of course, an accident that results in a loved one’s death has an even greater cost to a decedent’s family, with lasting grief and emotional trauma on top of exorbitant end-of-life costs.

Our attorneys understand that once a loved one passes away, money is usually the last thing on family members’ minds. But if your loved one died as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you deserve justice. After a devastating death has turned their lives upside-down, our Chicago law firm assists grieving families with compassion and care. Due to the complexity of these cases, having an accomplished lawyer on your side is crucial to a favorable result. If a collision claims the life of a loved one, the attorneys at Romaker Law Firm are prepared to fight for the recompense your family is entitled to following a fatal crash.

During the last two decades, we have been assisting citizens of Chicago and the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after fatal collisions. Contact our Chicago wrongful death attorneys by calling 312-377-7000 and learn more about how to safeguard your legal rights and get accountability after your loved one’s death.

Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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