Cook County crash: Woman killed when vehicle slams into home

An 85-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Palatine police responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of S. Quentin Road and W. Hillside Street.

Police say Rina Casiello of Palatine was driving a white Lexus northbound on Quentin Road when her vehicle struck another northbound vehicle. She then crossed through the southbound lanes of Quentin, entered the parkway and struck multiple fixed objects, including a utility post and the concrete front steps of a home.

Casiello was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

S. Quentin Road was closed in both directions between W. Kenilworth Avenue and W. Glencoe Road as accident reconstruction crews worked the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.