Sheriff: Snow may be to blame for crash that killed 2 in Burlington Twp.

Daily Herald report
Updated 1/22/2021 10:46 AM
The story has been updated to include a second person died as a result of the crash.

A Hampshire woman died Thursday morning after a head-on crash in Burlington Township that may have been caused by drifting and blowing snow, authorities said.

Kane County sheriff's police say the 27-year-old driving a Hyundai Elantra west on Plank Road near Lawrence Road at 6:50 a.m. when the car crossed into an eastbound lane and collided with a Ford Transit van.


A passenger in the van, 54-year-old Michael Crowley of DeKalb, died later that day of his injuries.

Authorities suspect a lack of visibility because of blowing and drifting snow may have caused the woman to veer into the oncoming lane of traffic.

Another passenger in the van suffered minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

The name of the woman who was killed has not been released.

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