Naperville police are investigating the city's second traffic fatality in three days, this time involving a woman who was killed in a one-car crash early Friday morning.
Kathleen M. Schlegel, 43, of the 0-100 block of Seton Creek Drive in Oswego, apparently crashed her maroon 2007 Honda Pilot about 12:40 a.m. at Raymond Drive and Crystal Avenue and became trapped in the car, Naperville police said.
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Sgt. Lou Cammiso said the impact pushed in the engine compartment of her SUV, pinning Schlegel's legs inside the wreckage at the entrance to the Tabor Hills subdivision.
Fire crews extricated the driver, who then was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where she died about 3 a.m., authorities said.
According to an initial police investigation, Schlegel was heading south on Raymond Drive when her vehicle left the road and struck a concrete barrier at the Tabor Hills entrance.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident and police do not yet have any witnesses. Anyone who may have seen the crash or who has additional information about the accident is asked to contact the Naperville police traffic unit at (630) 605-5285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cammiso said Schlegel's death is the city's second traffic fatality of the year. The first came Wednesday morning when 56-year-old Shwuwei Yeh was struck by a car and killed while riding her bicycle to work. Both accidents are under investigation, police said.