Woman killed in crash in Waukegan

About 1:40 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Sheridan Road, and found a vehicle with extensive damage.

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A 27-year-old woman was killed in a car crash in suburban Waukegan.

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A 27-year-old woman was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in suburban Waukegan.

An investigation found that about 1:40 a.m., 27-year-old Shaneera Bell of Waukegan, was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla south in the 2300 block of Sheridan Road, when she lost control of the car, crashed into a tree, and the car caught fire, Joliet police said. Upon arriving to the scene of the crash, officers saw bystanders help get a passenger, a man in his 20s, out of the burning vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Officers found Bell partially ejected from the vehicle, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy conducted Friday found that she died of multiple blunt force injuries as a result of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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