Head-on crash in Oak Brook kills Westmont woman

  • The silver Toyota driven by a 78-year-old Florence Hsiao of Westmont was struck head-on by a white Nissan at 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive in Oak Brook Friday morning. Hsiao was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.

    The silver Toyota driven by a 78-year-old Florence Hsiao of Westmont was struck head-on by a white Nissan at 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive in Oak Brook Friday morning. Hsiao was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital. Courtesy of Oak Brook police

  • The white Nissan that struck a silver Nissan head-on in Oak Brook Friday morning while reportedly trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone at the intersection of 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive. The Nissan's 48-year-old driver from Lombard was hospitalized in stable condition.

    The white Nissan that struck a silver Nissan head-on in Oak Brook Friday morning while reportedly trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone at the intersection of 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive. The Nissan's 48-year-old driver from Lombard was hospitalized in stable condition. Courtesy of Oak Brook police

  • The white BMW whose 53-year-old driver from Glen Ellyn related that a white Nissan was trying to pass him in a no-passing zone before it struck a silver Toyota head-on and also struck the BMW's front driver's side at the intersection of 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive in Oak Brook Friday morning.

    The white BMW whose 53-year-old driver from Glen Ellyn related that a white Nissan was trying to pass him in a no-passing zone before it struck a silver Toyota head-on and also struck the BMW's front driver's side at the intersection of 35th Street and Tartan Lakes Drive in Oak Brook Friday morning. Courtesy of Oak Brook police

 
 
Updated 11/9/2019 12:04 PM

A 78-year-old Westmont woman died and a 48-year-old Lombard man was hospitalized after a crash that involved three vehicles Friday morning in Oak Brook.

The crash occurred at 6:52 a.m. at the intersection of 35th Street and Tartan Lanes Drive where police officers and paramedics found a silver Toyota and white Nissan with significant front-end damage. A white BMW with front driver's side damage was parked on the south shoulder east of the crash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Florence Hsiao, 78, of Westmont was pronounced dead after having been transported to a hospital while in critical condition. She had been driving the Toyota.

The 48-year-old Lombard man driving the Nissan was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

A 53-year-old Glen Ellyn man who had been driving the BMW declined medical treatment.

The BMW driver told Oak Brook police that the Nissan was traveling east in the westbound lane of 35th Street when it struck the westbound Toyota head-on. He further related that the Nissan had been trying to pass him in a no-passing zone.

After the Nissan struck the Toyota head-on, it also struck the front drivers side of the BMW.

Oak Brook police, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team (MERIT) Major Crash Reconstruction Team are continuing to investigate the collision.

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