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Woman, 88, killed in Skokie crash

Joan Gutterman died in a crash about 9:35 a.m. at 8700 Gross Point Road, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Joan Gutterman, 88, was killed in a crash, Aug. 16, 2019, in north suburban Skokie.
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An 88-year-old woman was killed in a crash Friday in north suburban Skokie.

Joan Gutterman was involved in a two-car crash about 9:35 a.m. in the 8700 block of Gross Point Road, according to Skokie police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was pronounced dead about two hours later at NorthShore University Evanston Hospital.

An autopsy conducted Saturday found she died of blunt-force injuries related to the collision, the medical examiner’s office said. Her death was ruled an accident.

Police said there was no indication of drugs or alcohol being a factor in the crash and no citations have been issued. The crash remains under investigation.