Carpentersville woman killed in crash identified

Updated 1/18/2017 5:27 PM

An 85-year-old woman killed in a weekend crash has been identified as Katherine L. Vucsko of Carpentersville, authorities said Wednesday.

She was one of two drivers involved in a collision about 10:30 a.m. Sunday on Route 25 at FirStreet, according to a news release from Carpentersville police. Initial reports show Vucsko's vehicle had pulled into the intersection when it was hit by a second vehicle heading south on Route 25.


Vucsko was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy conducted Tuesday stated the preliminary cause of death was "multiple injuries due to a motor vehicle mishap," according to the Kane County coroner's office.

The other driver, a 23-year-old man from Hanover Park, was also taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, police said. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Authorities are still investigating the crash, Police Chief Michael Kilbourne said, and no citations have been issued.

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