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64-year-old woman killed in Libertyville crash

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A 64-year-old woman crashed into a tree and died Friday afternoon in north suburban Libertyville.

Police responded at 2:18 p.m. to Triangle Park, on Crane Boulevard between Carter and Burdick streets, where they found the car on fire after it had struck a tree, according to Libertyville police.

Terri E. Vanderwerff, who was driving the vehicle, was found unresponsive inside and taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she died, police said.

An autopsy Monday found Vanderwerff, who lived in Libertyville, suffered multiple traumatic injuries in the crash, according to police. It did not rule on her final cause and manner of death pending further studies.

Two police officers who extinguished the fire were also taken to Condell Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, police said.