A 74-year-old woman died after she struck a semi-truck and then crashed head-on into a pickup truck, causing a large fuel leak, in Barrington Hills Wednesday afternoon.
The Barrington Hills Police Department and Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection responded around 12:11 p.m. Wednesday to Algonquin Road and Bateman Road in Barrington Hills for a multiple-vehicle crash.
Barrington Hills Police Department Press Information Officer William Walsh said a preliminary investigation shows a 2016 Lexus, driven by a 74-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on Bateman Road.
The Lexus entered the intersection and struck the side of a semi-truck tractor-trailer, which was traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road, Walsh said.
The impact with the semi-truck caused the Lexus to go into the westbound lane of Algonquin Road.
The Lexus collided head-on with a 2016 Ford F-350 pickup truck, driven by a 49-year-old Crystal Lake man, Walsh said.
The driver of the Lexus was trapped inside the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the semi-truck, a 41-year-old Calumet City man, was uninjured. The driver of the Ford was also uninjured.
Walsh said the roadway was shut down for several hours with the assistance of Hanover Township Emergency Services for a crash investigation and to resolve a fuel tank leak on the semi-truck.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to investigate. The roadway was reopened around 6:30 p.m.
The identity of the female victim is being withheld pending notification to her family, Walsh added.