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Minooka woman, 27, dies after Troy Township crash

A 27-year-old Minooka woman was killed and two Joliet teenagers were injured in a crash Monday morning in Troy Township.

Illinois State Police and Troy fire crews responded about 7:10 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Route 52 and County Line Road for a reported crash, authorities have said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they saw two vehicles, one of which appeared to have rolled over, Troy Fire Chief Andy Doyle said. One individual was reportedly ejected from the vehicle that had rolled. Police found after a preliminary investigation that a 17-year-old Joliet boy had been driving a Ford Escape south on County Line Road and stopped at the intersection at Route 52, according to a news release from state police. At the same time, a 43-year-old Minooka man was driving a Jeep Wrangler east on Route 52.

The teen failed to yield to oncoming traffic and entered the intersection, the release said. The front of the Ford collided with the rear driver’s side of the Jeep, causing the Jeep to roll several times, police said. Paige Quinn, 27, of Minooka, was a passenger in the Jeep and was ejected from the car, according to the release. She was transported to Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where she later died, authorities have said.

A medical helicopter was initially called to the scene, but was later canceled. Four other individuals, including the 17- and 43-year-old drivers, a 14-year-old Joliet girl and a 54-year-old Minooka woman were taken to either St. Joe’s or Morris Hospital.

The boy was cited for failing to yield, and the intersection was closed for about seven hours while police investigated.

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