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New Lenox Woman Severely Injured in Joliet Semi-Truck Crash

A New Lenox woman was taken to a Joliet hospital following a horrific wreck at the intersection of Schweitzer Road and Route 53.

A late Thursday night collision left a New Lenox woman with severe head injuries and forced road closures for nine hours.

Charlotte White, 52, was transported from the scene of the crash to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, said Chief Mike Trafton.

White was heading west on Schweitzer Road and either failed to stop for the stop sign at Route 53 or stopped and pulled into the intersection and in front of a northbound tractor-trailer, police said.

The tractor-trailer plowed into White's Impala. White had to be extricated from the crumpled vehicle, police said.

The truck turned over and leaked diesel fuel. Trafton said the roads were closed from about midnight to 9 a.m. Friday while cleanup operations and accident reconstruction were conducted.

Kim Vaccaro July 02, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I have known Char for over 20 years--And am devastated by the news!! To Char's family I am praying for her recovery and knowing the Lord is holding all of you in his hands during this extremely difficult time. My prayers on the loss of her father too! I met him many years ago! Kim Vaccaro
mwhillsr@cox.net July 02, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Charlotte , All of my FB friends from Tucson and all over are sending you prayers as God continues to work and heal you..... Please keep fighthing we love you!
Kathryn July 02, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Char - I will keep you in my prayers!
elvia July 02, 2012 at 02:28 PM
ELVIA Char I will pray for you and your family for a full recovery.
Kimmie July 03, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I Met Charlotte A Few Years Back And We Became Pretty Good Friends Through A Mutual Friend Which Was Her Best Friend Whome She Lost To Cancer. Charlotte Has A Very Big Heart And Such A Warm Spirit And I Can Just See That Big Smile Of Hers. I Am Praying For A Full Recovery For Her And Charlotte You Remain In My Prayers! Love, Kimmie

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