Woman Killed In Fiery Crash On I-88

Semi crossed the median and plowed into an SUV, police said

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
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Interstate 88 was closed for several hours overnight after a semi jumped the median and crashed into an SUV.

Interstate 88 was closed for several hours overnight after a semi jumped the median and crashed into an SUV.

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A woman was killed Tuesday night in a fiery collision on Interstate-88 near Aurora, officials said. 

Illinois State Police said the woman was driving an SUV at 7:15 p.m. when a semi crossed the median and slammed into her vehicle at Butterfield Road. The Jeep and truck both burst into flames, closing I-88 for nearly six hours.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver survived.

Police believe the driver lost control, but the cause of the crash is under investigation.
 

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