Woman who died in head-on crash near Zion identified

Lake County authorities identified the person who died in a head-on crash Friday morning in Newport Township near Zion as a 55-year-old from Crystal Lake.

Kristi Doll died from blunt force injuries she suffered in the collision, the Lake County Coroner's Office said Monday.

Initially, officials said the crash victim was a woman from Burlington, Wisconsin. Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Monday that Doll also had a Wisconsin driver's license.

Authorities said Friday Doll was driving west on Route 173, about a half-mile west of Kilbourne Road, when she veered into the eastbound lanes for an unknown reason. Her Nissan Altima struck an eastbound Hyundai Sonata, driven by a 62-year-old man from Arlington Heights, around 8:45 a.m., according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Doll, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The driver of an eastbound Tesla Y swerved to avoid the collision and drove into an embankment on the side of the road. She was uninjured, officials said.

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