Stephanie Ratajczyk, 23, died early Sunday morning near U.S. Route 50 in Saint Clair County. Ratajcyk’s Hyundai was heading west on Route 50 when it veered into eastbound lanes. She then collided head-on with Shannon Lautner’s, GM van. Ratajczyk was pronounced dead and Lautner is being treated for serious injuries. Prayers go out to the family and friends of both individuals involved as they grieve for their loss or hope for a speedy recovery.
Reckless driving is a main contributing factor to fatalities and accidents annually. If you or someone you know has sustained injures or even death because of an accident involving negligent driving, it would be beneficial to contact an Illinois or Missouri wrongful death lawyer today. To understand your rights and responsibilities and how to be reimbursed for a loss or an injury, contact experienced personal injury attorney Chris Dixon at 314.409.7060.