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Woman killed in Jackson Park rollover crash

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A woman died Monday morning after losing control of her car and crashing in Jackson Park on the South Side.

Toya R. Watkins, 48, crashed the car into a light pole about 5:50 a.m. while driving north in the 5900 block of Cornell Drive, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Her car flipped into the southbound lanes and struck a car driven by a woman, 59, police said.

Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the Watkins died at 6:19 a.m., authorities said. She lived in South Shore.

An autopsy found the Watkins, who lived in the South Shore neighborhood, died of injuries from the crash, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled an accident.