Channahon Fatal Motorcycle Accident Leads To Charges And Lawsuit

An August 12, 2020 Channahon fatal motorcycle accident has resulted in both criminal charges as well as the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. This motorcycle accident resulted in the death of the motorcycle passenger.

This Channahon fatal motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 16, 2020 Channahon-Minooka Patch article titled “Drunk Motorcyclist Charged In Channahon Death…

An excerpt:

A 48-year-old Plainfield man was booked into the Will County Jail Thursday in connection with felony reckless homicide charges as well as three counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an Aug. 12 crash in Channahon that killed his passenger that night.

This week, a Will County grand jury returned a bill of indictment against Corey Chattic, who lives on West Hazelcrest Drive in Plainfield, in connection with the death of Danielle Rachford, a 32-year-old woman who lived in Geneva, Ill.

As seen in the article with regard to the criminal charges:

Records at the Will County Courthouse show that Chattic was initially given traffic citations following the crash: driving too fast for conditions or failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He was also cited the night of the crash with DUI/BAC 0.08 or more, first or second offense.

The article also discusses the allegations made in the wrongful death lawsuit.

Motorcyclists (and, if applicable, passengers) who have been injured or killed due to negligence of another person (or entity) often file a lawsuit regarding the accident. A personal injury lawsuit – or wrongful death lawsuit if a fatality has occurred – can yield a wide range of compensation. This level of compensation depends upon many different factors, including the characteristics and severity of the accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.


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