Elderly woman killed in Countryside crash

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An elderly woman was killed in a crash last week in west suburban Countryside.

The 84-year-old was driving out of the parking lot of Rolling Lanes Bowling Alley at 6301 Joliet Rd. on Tuesday when her vehicle’s driver’s-side door was hit by a westbound vehicle on Joliet, according to a statement from Countryside police.

The woman, identified as Dorothea Ruth Miller, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She lived in the 4000 block of Home Avenue in Berwyn.

An autopsy Thursday found she died from multiple injuries caused by the crash, and her death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange to be checked out, but had no visible injuries and was released, police said.

Joliet Road was closed for about 4 hours while the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team investigated. No citations have been issued.

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