UPDATE: Itasca Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Crash on Plank Road Near Route 47
- Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include the identity of the driver who died in the crash.
A 78-year-old Itasca woman was killed and two Elgin residents injured in a Wednesday crash on Plank Road, west of IL Route 47 in unincorporated Plato Township.
Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 28, 2017) to the area of Plank Road for a report of a traffic crash with injuries.
The initial investigation indicates that a Nissan driven by Daisy Torres, 23, of Elgin was traveling east on Plank Road, and for an unknown reason crossed into the westbound lane of traffic, striking a westbound Acura driven by Susanne Cannella of Itasca.
Torres and the sole-occupant driver of the Acura were transported to area hospitals, where the Cannella was pronounced deceased. Torres remains hospitalized with potential life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, 23-year-old Edgar Arias of Elgin, remains hospitalized with apparent non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.
Plank Road was closed for about four hours while the crash was investigated.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office