Woman dies after semi T-bones car in Aurora

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Monday, August 15, 2016

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- A 33-year-old woman who was injured in a crash on Route 30 in southwest suburban Aurora on Aug. 11 died two days after the crash, police said.

Erin Buck, of the 4300-block of Odonahue Road in Joliet, was behind the wheel of a Hyundai Elantra when it was T-boned by a semi at the intersection of Route 30 and Heggs Road, police said.

Witnesses told police Buck was stopped at a stop sign on Heggs and had "inched out" onto Route 30 around 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 11. Police said the 58-year-old truck driver from Westville, N.J., saw her car, slammed on his brakes and swerved to try to avoid her.

But the semi struck the Elantra on the driver's side, crushing the car and pushing both vehicles to a ditch on the side of the road. Aurora firefighters had to extricate Buck from her vehicle.

She was transported to Rush Copley Medical Center, where she died at 2:20 p.m. on Aug. 13. Police said she succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the crash. The Kane County Coroner's office said no autopsy will be performed.

The semi driver was not injured, police said. He and Buck were the only people in their vehicles.

No citations were issued. Officials said they did not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. Aurora police and Illinois State Police are investigating.