DONNELLSON, IL- The demoinesregister.com reports that two people were killed in a vehicle collision a little before midnight last Saturday, October 6, 2018. The crash took place when a 2004 Ford Expedition driving west on Highway 2 drifted over the centerline and into oncoming traffic.
The Expedition crashed head-on into a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu that was driving east. Both of the vehicles stopped on the south side of the roadway and caught fire.
The drivers of both vehicles died in the crash.
The driver of the Malibu was identified as Vincent M. Seaver, 47, of Hamilton, Illinois. The identity of the driver of the Expedition was not released.
The crash is still under investigation.
Head-on collisions are rare, but when they do happen, the risk of death is high as compared to other types of collisions. In many cases, drivers who stay in their own lane are unable to avoid these crashes because they happen so quickly and without warning.
There are a number of causes of drunk driving crashes. They include distracted driving, drunk driving and brake failures.
Unfortunately, in many situations, it does not take much for a driver to leave their lane and enter oncoming traffic. A head-on collision can happen in an instant because of a driver looking at a radio dial or at a person in the back seat. Cell phones and other major distractions are also likely to take a driver’s attention away from the road long enough to have the vehicle veer over the center line. The best way to avoid being the victim of a deadly head-on collision is to avoid roads that have high-speedlimits and nocenter median.
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