Woman who died in two-vehicle crash near Waukegan identified

Updated 5/13/2022 6:40 PM

Authorities have identified the woman killed in a two-vehicle crash near Waukegan Thursday morning that injured three others.

Ambrocia Romero, 44, of Waukegan died from multiple blunt-force injuries as a result of the crash, Lake County coroner's office Chief Deputy Steve Newton said Friday.


Romero was sitting in the front passenger's seat of a Toyota Camry headed north on Green Bay Road near Johns Manville Avenue about 5:15 a.m. Thursday when it was struck head-on by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 43-year-old Streamwood man. The truck had crossed the centerline, authorities said Thursday.

Both drivers and another passenger in the Toyota were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville injuries that were not life-threatening.

Authorities said alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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