Aurora woman killed in fiery Joliet crash after car rear-ended; other driver seriously injured

Aurora woman killed in fiery Joliet crash after car rear-ended; other driver seriously injured

JOLIET, Ailing. (TOC) — A fiery crash Tuesday night time in Joliet has left a lady lifeless and one other injured.

The crash occurred simply after 8:15 p.m. close to Glenwood Avenue and Springfield Avenue, in keeping with police.

Police mentioned a 46-year-old girl driving a crossover sports activities utility car was touring westbound on Glenwood Ave. within the inside lane at a excessive charge of pace. As she approached the intersection of Springfield Ave, she struck the again of a sedan that was stopped at a pink mild. The impression pressured the car right into a tree on the north aspect of the intersection earlier than it burst into flames, in keeping with a preliminary investigation.

Responding officers tried to render support to the driving force within the sedan, however she was pronounced lifeless on the scene, in keeping with officers.

The Will County Coroner recognized the sufferer as Ednalice Pagan-Romney, 50, of Aurora.

“It was so near our car that it shook our car,” mentioned John Moore, who witnessed the crash.

“It was so fast, all we noticed was a flash,” added Genny Moore.

Simply because the Moore household was driving dwelling from dinner Tuesday night time, they mentioned their lives actually flashed proper earlier than their eyes.

“We had a inexperienced mild. A automobile went proper via the intersection, and it wasn’t sluggish,” mentioned John.

“Then, rapidly there have been sirens simply going nuts, fairly fast. John was calling 911 to allow them to know that anyone was driving at a excessive pace and, at that time, they mentioned they had been already coping with, I suppose, the impression,” Genny mentioned.

Now, as crews clear up the particles left behind, a small memorial stays.

“I went again there this morning and laid flowers as a result of, simply felt a reference to anyone that I did not even know,” John mentioned. “Simply why? There is no – I am unable to think about a motive to be driving like that via native streets.”

The driving force of the sedan has not but been recognized.

The lady driver was transported to a close-by hospital with critical accidents.

No phrase if any expenses will probably be filed because the crash stays beneath investigation.

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