The coroner has identified a Lake Zurich woman, who was a mother and grandmother, that died Friday after being critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Park City.
An autopsy showed that Rynnae Olcikas, 52, of Lake Zurich, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
The Park City Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 8:55 a.m. Friday to Greenleaf Street and Greenleaf Court in Park City for a vehicle crash.
Emergency crews arrived and found a 2005 Honda and a 2014 Chevrolet with moderate damage.
A preliminary investigation shows a 2005 Honda, driven by a 51-year-old man, was traveling northbound on Greenleaf Street and attempted to make a left turn onto Greenleaf Court, Park City Police Commander Kenneth Stoves said.
A 2014 Chevrolet, driven by a 26-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on Greenleaf Street and crashed into the Honda while it was making the turn, Stoves said.
Olcikas was the front-seat passenger of the Honda and a 46-year-old woman was in the back seat of the Honda.
Both women in the Honda were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters, which took around 10 minutes, Gurnee Battalion Fire Chief Bob Heraver said.
Paramedics transported the women to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Olcikas sustained multiple traumatic injuries and was hospitalized in critical condition.
She later died at the hospital, Stoves said. An autopsy was performed Monday.
The 46-year-old woman was hospitalized in fair condition.
The drivers of both vehicles refused transport to the hospital, Heraver said.
A winter weather advisory was in effect at the time of the crash, but it is unknown if the weather contributed to the crash.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was requested to assist in the investigation.
An obituary said Olcikas was a “wonderful mother” who was “always there when we needed her.”
“She also had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community in Lake Zurich,” the obituary said.
Olcikas leaves behind two daughters and four granddaughters.
A memorial visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at Davenport Family Funeral home in Lake Zurich.
The crash remains under investigation by the Park City Police Department and MCAT.