AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Authorities have released the identity of a driver killed in a crash after running from law enforcement Monday night.
The driver has been identified to the Kane County Coroner's Office as 49-year-old Marcie Lopez.
According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a white Mercury SUV shortly after 8 p.m. in the area of Mountain Street and Farnsworth Avenue.
Instead of stopping, officials said Lopez took off northbound on Farnsworth. That's when the vehicle jumped the median and crashed into a Jeep heading south on Farnsworth.
Officials said Lopez was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
The Aurora Police Department, and Kane County Major Crimes and Officer Involved Death Task Force are conducting investigations into the incident.
Driver killed in crash after fleeing attempted traffic stop in Aurora ID'd