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Police say a 73-year-old woman died after she was critically injured when a pickup truck struck her on Route 120 in McHenry Wednesday morning.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry Police Department responded around 6:38 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Route 120 and Oak Drive for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Officers discovered a vehicle crash involving a car and a pedestrian, police officials said.

A preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was struck by a red 2012 GMC Sierra, which had been traveling southbound on Oak Drive attempting to turn left onto eastbound Route 120, also known as Elm Street.

A LifeNet medical helicopter was placed on standby but later canceled.

The pedestrian, a 73-year-old McHenry woman, was found down on the ground and paramedics transported her to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry where she was later pronounced dead.

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The identity of the woman is being withheld pending identification and notification to her family by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, police officials said. No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

The driver of the GMC Sierra, a 37-year-old man, remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The McHenry County Regional Crash Assistance Team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

The team consists of police officers from the McHenry Police Department, Woodstock Police Department, Spring Grove Police Department, Harvard Police Department, Cary Police Department and the Johnsburg Police Department.

The police department sent an alert around 7 a.m. warning motorists to avoid the intersection of Route 120 and Oak Drive near Jewel Osco for the next several hours due to the incident.

Eastbound traffic on Route 120 was shut down by officers until further notice, the alert said.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.