Fatal Car Accident In Antioch, Illinois

A fatal vehicle accident happened last night in Antioch, Illinois, leading to the deaths of two teenagers.

The accident happened during a period of heavy rain.  The vehicle involved, an SUV, ran into a tree after leaving the road as it traveled westbound on Wilmot Road around 7:00 p.m.

Joel Wittkamp, 16, of Antioch was driving.  The vehicle’s passenger was Ashley Seay, 17, of Lindenhurst, Illinois.  Both died at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the February 19 Chicago Tribune story titled “2 teens die in Antioch crash…” as well as the February 19 ABC7News.com article titled “Teens from Antioch, Lindenhurst killed in crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.