An 18 year old woman dies following an icy road crash in Joliet on Monday. On February 1, 2021 at approximately 6:07 a.m., Officers responded to the area of Louise Ray Parkway and Valley Avenue for a report of a traffic crash with injuries.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a sport utility vehicle driven by an 18-year-old female driver was traveling northwest on Louise Ray Parkway at which time the vehicle lost control and entered the southbound lane. Her vehicle was then struck by a semi-truck driven by a 57-year-old male that was traveling southbound on Louise Ray Parkway. It was determined that road conditions were icy at the time of the crash.
The 18-year-old female driver of the sport utility vehicle unfortunately succumbed to her injuries at the scene. This crash is currently under investigation by the Joliet Police Department Traffic Unit.