An Elgin, IL, woman was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital following a car crash on I-84 at mile marker 26.1 westbound on Oct. 26 at 7:55 pm.

 


An Elgin, IL, woman was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital following a car crash on I-84 at mile marker 26.1 westbound on Oct. 26 at 7:55 pm.

State Trooper Kevin T. Varcoe reports that Louise Rieck, 58, of Elgin, IL, was traveling west in the right lane of I-84 in a 2005 Ford Focus when she traveled off the north shoulder and through the grass for approx. 360 feet before re-entering the highway.

The vehicle then traveled across both westbound lanes and exited the south side of the highway where it impacted an embankment and overturned on its roof. Rieck was trapped inside the vehicle and was freed by rescue personnel.

Rieck stated that a tractor trailer was swerving in her lane which caused her to exit the highway.

Rieck was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital by Tafton ambulance for treatment of injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.