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Woman Dies in Frontage Road Crash

Several vehicles were involved in a crash near the dog park at Van Horn Woods.

Woman Dies in Frontage Road Crash
A Joliet woman died Saturday following a multi-vehicle crash near the Van Horn Woods Dog Park, the Will County Coroner's Office said.

Deborah Huffar, 63, was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash on the frontage road between Caton Farm Road and Route 30 Saturday morning, according to the coroner. She was pronounced dead at 11:52 a.m. at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The frontage road was closed for several hours following the crash.

According to state police, the driver of a Pontiac Vibe pulled out onto the frontage road, causing the driver of a Chevy Cruze to brake suddenly. The driver of the Chevy then lost control on the icy roadway, sliding into the northbound lane and striking Huffar's Saturn head-on.

The driver of the Pontiac was cited with failure to yield, police said.

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