A Chicago woman was killed when she smashed her car into a utility pole in west suburban Aurora early Saturday, injuring four other women in the vehicle.
Porce T. Robinson, 21, was behind the wheel of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu about 2:20 a.m. heading south on Farnsworth Avenue when she lost control of the car near Front Street and hit a pole on Grove Street, according to a statement from Aurora city spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
Robinson, of the 1600 block of East 47th Place, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Two of the four other women in the car were ejected from the vehicle, Ferrelli said.
The passengers included three Aurora women–ages 23, 30 and 34–and a 24-year-old Montgomery woman, officials said. The 23-year-old and 34-year-old were taken to hospitals in another suburb, and the 30-year-old remained in intensive care at an Aurora Hospital on Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old was treated and has since been released.
Witnesses said the woman was speeding, and police found open alcohol in the car, Ferrelli said.
Farnsworth Avenue will be closed in both directions for up to 10 hours on Saturday between Front and Grove Streets as crews make repairs.