Woman killed, children among 3 hurt in Beach Park crash

- A woman was killed and three other people, two of them children, were injured in a crash Friday evening in north suburban Beach Park.

Deputies responded at 6:04 p.m. to a call of a crash near the intersection of Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue in Beach Park, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation revealed that a 2005 Dodge Durango was traveling north on Green Bay when it crossed into the southbound lane of traffic and struck a 2014 Kia Forte, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver of the Kia, 26-year-old Stephanie Rojas of Zion, was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she died on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office and the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Preliminary autopsy results indicated she died of multiple traumatic injuries from the crash, but toxicology testing was pending.

One of her passengers, a 6-year-old child, was also taken to Condell Medical Center with critical injuries but was later airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, the sheriff’s office said. Another passenger from the Kia, an 8-year-old child, was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Durango, a 20-year-old man from Park City, was also taken to Condell, the sheriff’s office said. He suffered injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening.

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