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Community College Baseball Players Killed in Car Crash


A two-vehicle auto accident resulted in the death of two community college baseball players last week. The accident happened in Quincy, Illinois at approximately 9 p.m. According to authorities, 20-year-old Edrick Rivera was operating a white Subaru on 48th Street southbound when 20-year-old Rilleyson Ignacio was traveling northbound in a black Cadillac. Traffic reports state that Ignacio failed to yield to Rivera’s oncoming vehicle when attempting to make a left turn onto Covington Lane. The two vehicles collided resulting in the deaths of Rivera and Ignacio. Rivera’s two passengers, Chandlor Rivera and Vaughan Taylor, were injured in the crash and transported by ambulance to the hospital. Taylor was treated and released, and Rivera is listed in good condition.

The Association for Safe International Road Travel has estimated that 37,000 individuals are killed in auto accidents each year in the United States. Losing a loved one is tragic, and the fact that most of auto accidents are preventable is heartbreaking. Dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, design flaws, and negligent driving cause thousands of preventable car accidents every year. There is no amount of money that will replace your loved one; however, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of economic support, and mental anguish. Contacting an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney can help to recover the maximum compensation available.

At Meyerkord & Kurth our skilled personal injury attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients. Our father-son team understands the value of family and will support you with compassion throughout the case. Contact us to speak with an experienced attorney today.

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