Woman killed in West Ridge crash

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A Wheeling woman was killed when the motorcycle she was a passenger on hit a car in the West Rogers Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.

About 1:15 p.m., 23-year-old Lauren Lohan was a passenger on a motorcycle that was “operating recklessly” as it traveled north in the 7300 block of North Western, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 31-year-old man, collided with a Toyota Camry driven by a 41-year-old woman that was traveling south on Western, police said.

Lohan, of the 200 block of Wille Avenue in Wheeling, and the driver were both taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. She was pronounced dead at 3:53 p.m., authorities said. The driver was in critical condition Monday night.

The driver of the Camry was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital in good condition, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is looking into the crash.

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