Fittest loser
Article updated: 6/11/2013 5:17 AM

Antioch woman killed in crash

text size: AAA

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.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.