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Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. retained by family of 3 men killed in explosion near Starved Rock

CHICAGO – The Illinois law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. has been retained to represent the family of the three men who were killed in an explosion near Starved Rock State Park last Thursday.

The family of brothers Inmer Rivera Tejada, 39, Rafael Rivera Tejada, 36, and their nephew Guillermo Rivera Tejada, 26, hired Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. to look into the case and represent them in a possible cause of action.

“Our firm is thoroughly investigating this incident to determine exactly what happened and how these three young men tragically lost their lives in Utica last week. At this time, there is no reason to believe the three men had anything whatsoever to do with the handling of, or knowingly using explosive devices. But we do know demolition was actively occurring in the area as part of bridge work. We will be hiring some of the best experts in the country to assist us in our investigation and hopefully bring peace of mind to Inmer, Rafael and Guillermo’s family,” Plaintiff’s Attorney Tara R. Devine said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rivera Tejada family as they process this immense loss. We ask that the public please respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Our firm will issue a statement and further information when it is appropriate.”

The Rivera Tejada family is also represented by Patrick A. Salvi, Founder and Managing Equity Partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., and attorney Jaclyn J. Wilcox.

If you have any information or witnessed something you believe may be connected to the explosion, please contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. at (847) 249-1227 to speak with the family’s attorneys.

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