86-year-old woman killed, 3 others injured in North Barrington crash

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An 86-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured in a crash Sunday night in northwest suburban North Barrington.

Deputies responded at 5:58 p.m. to a crash near the intersection of routes 59 and 22 in North Barrington, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. When they arrived, deputies found two vehicles with extensive damage, one of which was partially submerged in water west of the road.

A Toyota traveling north on Route 59 south of Route 22 lost control and drifted into the southbound lanes, where it collided with a Toyota Highlander, the sheriff’s office said. The Corolla then drove off the west side of the road and became partially submerged in a wetland area.

Mary Paulik, an 86-year-old Lake Barrington woman who was riding in the Corolla, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she died at 11:12 a.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office and the Cook County Medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday did not rule on her cause and manner of death pending medical records.

Members of the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District rescued the Corolla’s driver, a 63-year-old Arlington Heights woman, the sheriff’s office said. She was taken in serious condition to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

The driver of the Highlander, a 55-year-old man, was taken to Good Shepherd with a 55-year-old woman who was riding with him, the sheriff’s office said. The pair, who both live in Round Lake Beach, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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