The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the 65-year-old woman killed Sunday in a two-car crash in Elgin.
Josefina Martinez De Torres, of Uriangato, Mexico, was pronounced deceased at Amita St. Joseph Hospital shortly after the crash that took place around 9:37 a.m. Sunday (July 14, 2019).
According to news releases from the Coroner’s Office and the Elgin Police Department, Elgin police and fire personnel responded to the area of Villa Street and Varsity Drive for a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by a 22-year-old female, was traveling west on Villa Street when a 2001 Kia driven by a 75-year-old female attempted to turn left onto Varsity Drive, striking the Malibu.
Both drivers were transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital, the Malibu driver with non-life threatening injuries. The Kia driver and Martinez De Torres, a passenger in the Kia, had to be extricated.
The roadways surrounding the crash scene were closed.
If you have information that may assist this ongoing investigation, the Elgin Police Department asks that you contact the Traffic Unit at 847-289-2616, or text a tip to 847411 and include “ElginPD” at the beginning of the information.
SOURCE: Elgin Police Department, Kane County Coroner’s Office news release