Antioch woman killed in crash
An Antioch woman was killed early Monday when her white Subaru crossed the centerline on Route 173 near Fox Lake and slammed head-on into a gravel truck, authorities said.
The woman was heading west on the 27000 block of Route 173 when she crossed into oncoming traffic about 9:15 a.m., Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Curtis Gregory said.
The victim was taken to Centegra Hospital — McHenry, where she was pronounced dead. Efforts to reach the McHenry County coroner's office were unsuccessful, but ABC 7 identified the woman as Diane Robers-Glass, 59, on its website.
Following the collision, Gregory said, the Subaru Outback was shoved hard into a ditch on the north side of the road, but the out-of-control truck continued east about 300 feet before flipping on its side in the center of the road.
The male truck driver was taken to an emergency medical facility in Lincolnshire.
"After the collision, he blew his suspension and all the airlines and was completely out of control," Gregory said. "Luckily he flipped on his side on the road, or it could have been much worse."
The crash site was near the entrance of Thelen Sand and Gravel on Route 173 in an unincorporated area that's a mile east of Fox Lake's corner of Route 173 and Wilmot Road, a mile west of the village of Antioch and about a mile south of the Wisconsin border.
Gravel and fuel spilled onto the roadway, which was shut down for more than four hours while the scene was cleaned up and examined, Gregory said.
The crash remains under investigation.
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