Downed power lines close Galena Boulevard in Aurora crash

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A woman was injured in a crash Thursday morning that left a stretch of Galena Boulevard temporarily closed due to downed power lines in west suburban Aurora.

About 8:10 a.m., a 2012 Chevrolet 4SC was driving southbound on Locust Street when it blew the red light and was struck by a 2013 KIA Hatchback headed eastbound on Galena Boulevard, according to a statement from Aurora police.

The Chevrolet then struck a utility pole, knocking it down, police said.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 35-year-old woman from Sugar Grove, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. She was ticketed for disobeying the traffic signal and driving on a revoked license.

The 24-year-old Romeoville man driving the KIA refused medical attention. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Galena, between Highland Avenue and Lake Street, was closed for about 2.5 hours due to the power lines and transformers going down.

About 164 customers lost power for a time, according to ComEd.

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