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Accident in Rural Gilman Leaves on Man Dead

A 30-year-old man from Onarga lost his life when his truck crashed into an SUV on Sunday, April 1, 2012 during mid-morning hours..

Around 10:40 a.m., Dustin Nichols was driving near the intersection of 1800 North and 500 East Roads in rural Gilman in his truck. Nichols was accompanied by his wife and child. Nichols drove through the stop sign at the intersection as Nancy Zachgo, 73, was approaching the intersection in her SUV. Zachgo was unable to stop in time and hit Nichols’ truck.

The Iroquois County Coronor’s office declared Nichols dead at the scene of the crash at 11:25 a.m. His wife and child were taken to Riverside Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Passengers in Zachgo’s SUV were treated at the scene or transported to area hospitals. There is no information at this time about Zachego’s condition or that of her passengers.

A two-car accident can change the lives of the passengers for a lifetime. If you or a loved one know someone who has been injured in a two-car accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights. Visit the website at www.spiroslaw.com.