A two-vehicle crash over the weekend claimed the life of a male motorist in Effingham County, Illinois. The Illinois State Police said that Luis Baerga-Plumey, 66, of Lebanon, died from injuries sustained in the Saturday, June 27th, collision.
The car accident report revealed that the victim was driving a silver 2015 Chevrolet Malibu west on Interstate 70 at milepost 102. For reasons that the ISP have not uncovered, Baerga-Plumey crossed the center median and entered the eastbound traffic lanes, putting him directly in front of oncoming traffic.
At about 11:51 a.m., the Chevrolet collided head-on with a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Joseph T. Lansky, 27, of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The latter was traveling eastbound in the left lane of the I-70. Baerga-Plumey died at the scene, and the Effingham County Coroner pronounced him dead.
Two passengers in the victim’s car, identified as Lisa Baerga-Plumey, 55, and a 4-year-old female, sustained injuries. The medics took them to an area hospital for treatment. Lansky and his passengers, 28-year-old Danielle A. Lansky, a 3-year-old male, and an 11-month-old male also suffered injuries and received treatment. There is no additional information.
Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death in California. It occurs daily, and those involved suffer either minor, severe, or fatal injuries. Drivers can mitigate factors that lead to accidents by obeying the road rules and driving with care, caution, and consideration for themselves, their passengers, and other motorists.
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