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Wisconsin woman dies after collision with gravel truck in Antioch

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ANTIOCH, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 60-year-old Wisconsin woman whose vehicle veered into the path of a gravel truck was killed Monday in north suburban Antioch.

The woman was driving a Subaru Outback west on Route 173 about a mile and a half west of Lake Avenue around 9:15 a.m. when she veered into the other lane where a fully-loaded gravel truck was traveling east. Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Curtis Gregory said the truck driver tried to take evasive action but the car still hit his truck. The truck tipped over and spilled more than 100 gallons of diesel fuel and its load of pea gravel all over the roadway.

The woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, which ended up on a grassy shoulder of the roadway. She was taken to Centegra Hospital -- McHenry, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity is not being released until next of kin are notified, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.

The soil on the side of the road, which was saturated with diesel fuel, will have to be dug out according to rules by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

The pea gravel will also have to be moved off the pavement. Those actions can't be done until the accident investigation is finished.

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