I recently wrote about a Chicago, Illinois car crash that left 5 people dead. (See Chicago, Illinois Auto Accident Kills 5 People 11/2/07 entry below). The accident was caused by a 29 year old man driving a Volvo at a high rate of speed going the wrong direction on the Eisenhower Expressway on October 28, 2007. The driver crashed head on with an oncoming BMW, caused a large explosion and instantly killed the 4 occupants of the car.
A week later the first wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Cook County, Illinois. The family of a 27 year old victim, one of the occupants killed in the BMW has filed suit against the estate of the driver that caused the accident.