Woman killed, 3 injured in West Chicago crash

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A 71-year-old woman was killed and three other people were injured in a crash Saturday afternoon in West Chicago.

Joette Myers, of Naperville,was driving a Chevrolet pickup south on Route 59 near Meade Road when it crossed over the median and collided with a Subaru and a Honda, according to West Chicago police.

Myers was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Her passenger, a 78-year-old man, was taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield with serious injuries, police said.

The drivers of the two other vehicles, a 29-year-old woman and a 72-year-old woman, were both taken to Central DuPage with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Following the crash, Route 59 was shut down for nearly 4 hours from Smith Road to North Avenue, police said.

An autopsy didn’t immediately rule on the cause and manner of Myers’ death pending further investigation.


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