Elmhurst head-on crash leaves one dead, three seriously injured

Last updated Friday, July 14th, 2023

Elmhurst head-on crash leaves one dead, three seriously injured

Three persons, including two kids, were seriously injured, and one woman was killed in an Elmhurst head-on crash Wednesday, July 5.

According to Illinois State Police, the serious crash occurred early morning, around 5 AM, near Road 2300 on St. Charles Road near Hill Avenue after an eastbound Chevy SUV ran over the center median and crashed into a westbound Audi SUV. First responders noticed both cars suffered heavy damage in the front.

The Chevy driver, a woman, was extracted from her SUV and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers with her, a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to Loyola University Medical Center. The Audi driver, another woman, also suffered severe injuries and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital. Authorities said the deceased’s name won’t be released until her family is informed.

Elmhurst police and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office are investigating the crash and will share more information when it’s available.

Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased’s family during this difficult time. Our heartfelt wishes go out to the injured for a quick and complete recovery.

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