Woman Killed, Four Injured When Car Hits Pole in Aurora

The woman driving lost control of the car and hit a power pole, causing two passengers to be ejected from the vehicle

A Chicago woman was killed and four passengers seriously injured early Saturday morning when she lost control of her car and hit a pole.

The 21-year-old woman, identified as Porce T. Robinson of the 1600 block of East 47th Place, was driving southbound on Farnsworth Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. when she lost control of the car and drove off the roadway just south of Front Street. The car then hit a power pole at Grove Street, causing two passengers to be ejected from the car, Aurora Police said.

Robinson was pronounced dead on the scene. Three passengers were taken to Aurora hospitals and the fourth was airlifted to another suburban hospital, police said. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Three of the passengers were identified as women ages 23, 30 and 34 from Aurora. The fourth was identified as a 24-year-old Montgomery woman, police said.

Open containers of alcohol were found inside the vehicle, police said.

Farnsworth Avenue between Front and Grove Streets will be closed in both directions for up to 10 hours Saturday as ComEd repairs the power pole.

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