Woman Dies When Car Goes Over Overpass

Julie Allard, 34, was killed Monday night when her vehicle landed on U.S. Route 14 in Palatine

An Elgin woman was killed Monday night after her car went over an overpass and landed on U.S. Route 14 in northwest suburban Palatine, officials said.

Julie Allard, 34, was driving southbound on Illinois Route 53, which travels above U.S. Route 14, when her car when beyond a barrier wall and landed on its roof on Rt. 14, Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Bart Lamb said.

Allard, of the 700 block of Ripple Brook Court in Elgin, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:12 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Allard was the only person in the car, state police said, and no other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known but Illinois State Police officials were investigating.

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