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Woman killed in Elgin crash

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A 24-year-old woman died in a crash Thursday morning in northwest suburban Elgin.

Amanda Matthiessen, of Volo, was riding in a westbound van about 9:50 a.m. in the 800 block of Big Timber Road when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and crashed into an eastbound semitrailer, according to Elgin police spokeswoman Kristie Hilton and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Matthiessen was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m., authorities said.

An autopsy conducted Friday found she died from multiple injuries related to the crash, the coroner’s office said. Toxicology results were pending.

The 34-year-old man who was driving the van was also taken to Sherman before being transferred to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in an unknown condition, police said.

The semi driver wasn’t injured in the crash, police said.