Galesburg woman dead after Thursday morning crash involving semi

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Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 1:41 PM CST
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PEORIA COUNTY (25 News Now) - A Galesburg woman is dead after an early Thursday crash on Interstate 74 in Peoria County.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says Illinois State Police discovered the crash between mile markers 78 and 79 at around 6:38 a.m.

Reports indicate the vehicle driven by the 42-year-old Galesburg woman was traveling eastbound in the right lane when she lost control on the slick pavement and struck a guardrail.

The impact with the guardrail sent the vehicle into the left lane and into the path of a semi.

Harwood says the semi had been slowing but was unable to avoid striking the car, which came to rest in the center median between the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The woman was unresponsive and not breathing when the ambulance arrived. She was transported to OSF in Peoria in grave condition.

She was pronounced deceased at 7:43 a.m.

Her identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

State police are investigating.