Grayslake woman killed after crashing into police car, building

  • A 58-year-old Grayslake woman died after her car crashed into a police car driving the opposite direction, officials said.

    A 58-year-old Grayslake woman died after her car crashed into a police car driving the opposite direction, officials said. THINKSTOCK

 
Updated 1/28/2022 8:15 PM

A 58-year-old Grayslake woman was killed Thursday when her vehicle collided with a Waukegan police car and then crashed into a building, officials said.

Teresa Williams was driving east on Grand Avenue near Butrick Street when her 2012 silver Chevy Cobalt crossed the centerline and smashed into the rear driver's side corner panel of a westbound police car, according to Waukegan police. The Cobalt continued east and crashed into a building on the 1300 block of Grand Avenue, damaging both the car and building.

 

Williams was pronounced dead on the scene. Preliminary results from an autopsy Friday indicate that she died of blunt force injuries, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

The officer was not responding to a call, and the patrol unit remained drivable after the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department Major Crash Unit.

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