A 60-year-old Sauk Village woman died and two people were injured in a crash Monday morning at eastbound Sauk Trail Road and Ill. 394, according to police.
Sandra E. Brooks was pronounced dead at Franciscan Health hospital in Dyer because of the extent of the injuries she suffered in the 9 a.m. crash, according to an Illinois State Police news release.
John Brooks, 31, a front-seat passenger in the 2009 Hyundai Sedan which Sandra Brooks was driving, was transported to Franciscan Health Dyer in critical condition, according to the release.
According to a preliminary investigation, Kimble Irving, 52, of Crete, was driving a 2004 Honda Element northbound on Ill. 394. The 2004 Honda Element reportedly went out of control and struck the middle driver's side of the Hyundai sedan, which was stopped westbound at a red light, at a high rate of speed. The impact pushed the Hyundai into a 2003 Chevrolet SUV and a 1990 Ford truck, which were in the two adjacent westbound lanes, according to police.
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Irving was transported to Francisca Health Chicago Heights with non-life threatening injuries. Two children, ages 1 and 3, in the 2003 Chevrolet SUV were not injured, police said.
Westbound lanes were closed until 1:25 p.m. Monday for an investigation.
Police said alcohol and drugs were not contributing factors in the crash.