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Woman dies over a week after causing head-on crash in Tinley Park

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A woman died Friday morning from injuries related to a head-on crash she caused last month in southwest suburban Tinley Park.

The two-vehicle crash happened just after noon Feb. 16 near the intersection of 171st Street and 88th Avenue, Tinley Park police said.

Gabrielle Gibson, 35, was driving east on 171st at a high rate of speed when she ran a red light, crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic and crashed head-on into another vehicle, police and the Cook County Medical examiner’s office said.

Gibson was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m. Friday, authorities said. She lived about a block from where the crash happened.

An autopsy Saturday found Gibson died from complications of blunt force injuries she sustained in the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

The crash also injured the other driver and a child who was riding with Gibson, police said. They were both treated at hospitals and released.

No citations were issued, police said.