Woman dies after crashing SUV into support beam in Austin

SHARE Woman dies after crashing SUV into support beam in Austin
SHARE Woman dies after crashing SUV into support beam in Austin

A south suburban woman died Monday evening after she suffered a medical emergency and crashed her SUV into an “L” track pillar in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Yolanda Jones-Crawford, 63, was driving her SUV about 2 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Lake when she suffered a medical emergency and crashed into the support beam for the elevated “L” tracks, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jones-Crawford, of the 700 block of Driftwood Court in University Park, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:56 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

No one else was injured in the crash as she was the only occupant of the SUV and on other vehicles were involved, police said.

An autopsy performed Tuesday revealed Jones-Crawford died of multiple injuries she suffered in the crash, hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and end-stage renal disease, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

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