A 60-year-old woman was killed this morning (Tuesday, June 2, 2020) when her Volkswagen Beetle sideswiped a Mercedes, then struck a semi-truck in a head-on crash on Kirk Road in St. Charles.
According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, the woman driving the Volkswagen has been identified as Moira Simpson of Naperville.
St. Charles Deputy Chief Erik Mahan said in the news release that police and Fire Department personnel responded at around 7:51 a.m. to a report of a vehicle crash involving injuries. Initial callers indicated that they believed one person involved might be deceased.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a silver Volkswagen Beetle was traveling north on Kirk Road and crossed over the center line into the southbound lanes near Ohio Avenue.
Police said the Volkswagen sideswiped a southbound Mercedes, then struck a southbound semi-truck head-on.
Simpson was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police said the driver and passenger of the Mercedes were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was treated by paramedics and released at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
SOURCE: St. Charles Police Department news release