Two women who were killed after a head-on vehicle crash in Algonquin Sunday afternoon have been identified by the coroner.
McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said that the two women killed were identified as Elizabeth A. Jay, 58, of Algonquin, and Louise J. Schreiner, 78, of Algonquin. Jay died of blunt trauma to the chest. Schreiner died of blunt trauma to the head, neck, and chest.
At around 3:12 p.m. firefighters and police were called to a report of a three-vehicle crash with injuries at 902 East Algonquin Road in Algonquin between Longwood Drive and Sandbloom Road.
According to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski, Jay was the driver of the car heading eastbound on Algonquin Road when it crossed the centerline striking a second vehicle that was travelling westbound.
Jay was taken to Centegra Hospital-Huntley where she was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m.. Schreiner was the driver of the car traveling westbound who was struck head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:16 p.m..
Algonquin Road between Longwood Drive and Sandbloom Road was shut down for several hours.
The Algonquin Police Department has not yet released any additional details.
The crash remains under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, Algonquin Police Department, and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.