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updated: 1/25/2014 7:54 PM

Police seek witnesses in fatal Aurora crash

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Daily Herald report

Aurora police are seeking witnesses to a three-vehicle crash that claimed the life of an 81-year-old Aurora woman around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the city's far east side.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the woman, whose name is being withheld until family can be notified, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic north on Eola Road when she apparently attempted to make a left turn onto Bilter Road, police said.

Her vehicle was struck by a 2014 Acura SUV driven by a 39-year-old man from Long Grove who had his 7-year-old daughter as a passenger, police said. The SUV was going south on Eola; the force of the crash sent the SUV into a Honda Odyssey minivan that was facing eastbound and stopped at the light at Bilter, police said.

The woman, the sole occupant of her vehicle, was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Both people in the SUV were treated and released at the scene of the crash. The Honda Odyssey was occupied by two adult females and four children, none of whom were injured.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Aurora Police Traffic Investigators at (630) 256-5330.

An autopsy on the woman is pending at the Kane County Coroner's Office.

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