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Two women killed in head-on crash in Algonquin

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Two women were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in northwest suburban Algonquin.

At 3:12 p.m., a woman was driving a car eastbound in the 900 block of East Algonquin Road when it crossed over the center line, striking a vehicle heading in the opposite direction, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle, identified as 58-year-old Elizabeth A. Jay of Algonquin, was taken to Centegra Hospital in Huntley, where she was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

The woman driving the other vehicle, which was stuck head-on, was identified as 78-year-old Louise J. Schreiner, the coroner’s office said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsies performed Monday showed Jay died of blunt force trauma to the chest, and Schreiner died of blunt force trauma to the head, chest and neck, the coroner’s office said.

The accident is under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, Algonquin police and the coroner’s office.