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Illinois woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident

A Trivoli woman is facing charges following a fatal accident. The motorcycle accident occurred just before 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning in May. The woman was travelling southbound in a Chevrolet SUV on Kingston Mines Road. She came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. Route 24. The motorcyclist was riding behind a westbound car on Route 24.

Fatal car accident in Stephenson County still under investigation

A missing stop sign appears to have played a strong role in a collision that fatally wounded a Polo High School teacher. The 32-year-old resident of Byron, Illinois, was traveling westbound in a silver 2002 Toyota. The teacher drove through the intersection, which usually has a stop sign in place, and collided with a northbound Saturn. The teacher was taken to Rockford's OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center by helicopter following the car accident.

Woman Struck by Car in South Elmhurst Dies

A family is planning for visitation and a funeral for an 85 year old woman from Elmhurst after she was struck and succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The woman died as a result of a car accident that occurred on York Street and Van Buren street on May 11 in the afternoon.

18-year-old Illinois woman dies in DUI-related crash

An 18-year-old Warrenville woman was killed in a car accident on the evening of April 25 when the SUV in which she was riding as a passenger rolled over. The driver, a 31-year-old male, was later charged with driving under the influence. After being transported to a local hospital from the scene of the accident, the female passenger died from the injuries she received in the car accident. The driver was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Illinois woman shares personal drunk driving story with students

An Illinois woman hopes to reduce drunk driving this prom season by sharing the story of her own alcohol-induced car accident. Seneca Beverage Company is even bringing the woman to high schools in New York from April 30 to May 2 to share her story. She has been giving her presentation for over eight years and has presented to approximately 40,000 students. At one time the woman was a gifted college volleyball player, but she eventually dropped out of school and accepted a job as a bartender. On Aug. 23, 2003, the then-21-year-old drove home with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. The life-changing car accident occurred when she went off the road and missed her exit. Her car rolled four times, and she was thrown through the back window. 

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