Crash on Route 66 takes the life of a 63-year-old woman.
A crash that occurred just south of Pontiac on Friday, March 18, 2011 killed a 63-year-old Pontiac woman and remains under investigation.
According to the Pontiac Daily Leader, Bonifacia Pina was a passenger in the back seat as her husband, Juan Pina, was driving northbound on Route 66. Their Chevrolet Equinox was struck by Chicagoan Calvin E. Boyd’s 1997 BMW as Boyd was headed southbound. Once Mrs. Pina was extracted from the vehicle she was taken to OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center’s emergency room where she was pronounced dead.
Mr. Pina, 81, and Mr. Boyd, 50, were airlifted to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. As of Monday, March 21st, both men were listed in fair condition. There was also a 2-year-old child in the Pina vehicle but no report on the condition of the child was available.
Car crashes take an instant to occur but have long lasting effects. If you or a loved one have been injured or lost a family member in a car accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to find out your legal options.