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Woman Killed in Route 53 Car Crash in Romeoville

A 48-year-old Crest Hill woman died Friday from injuries suffered in a Thursday night car crash at Route 53 and Renwick Road.

A 48-year-old woman from Crest Hill died Thursday following a car crash near Route 53 and Renwick Road in south Romeoville. 

The crash involved three cars and a semi-trailer on northbound Route 53, just south of Renwick Road, according to the Illinois State Police. It was reported around 4:50 p.m. 

The victim was identified as Judy A. Shilka. She was pronounced dead at about 3:15 a.m. Friday at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.

The semi, a Ford Explorer and a Buick Century were stopped in traffic on Route 53, reports said. The semi was in the right lane. The other two cars were in the right turning lane. 

For unknown reasons, Shilka, who was driving a Kia Sorento, failed to stop and struck the back of the semi-trailer, reports said. The Sorento then slid sideways, striking the Ford Explorer. The impact from the Kia Sorento pushed the Ford Explorer into the rear of the Buick Century. 

Shilka was transported to Presence. Everyone else involved in the crash refused medical treatment.

This crash is under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

william May 13, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Sorry for your loss. If there is any additional information needed please let me know.
juice May 14, 2013 at 04:41 AM
@Ben Capraro WELL SAID THANK YOU SO MUCH PPL ON HERE HAVE COMPUTER CONFIDENCE CATCH THEM ON THE STREET THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SAY...THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR STUPID! MAY THIS PERSON RIP AND FAMILY FIND SOME COMFORT!
Randy May 15, 2013 at 02:50 AM
So what did the tox results show? I haven read a thing about a mechanical issue.
LJ Shilka May 18, 2013 at 01:33 PM
No whining ... The fact that you have so much interest in the findings of the accident are disturbing. Judy was a wonderful person and our family, her friends and animals no longer have her in our lives, only in our hearts. We may never have the real answers and it doesn't matter....it won't bring her back. She was too young and it's a tragic event that has changed lives of her loved ones. Your comments are inconsiderate, heartless and unwelcome, find some other news story to comment on! Perhaps you don't know what it feels like to lose someone.
william May 18, 2013 at 07:28 PM
LJ don't let these people that have no life get to you. I feel your loss, but you have to remember that Christ died for our sins and there is a life after death. We mourn for our loss, but one day we shall be reunited. I pray you find peace in this time of darkness. I pray that the Holy Spirit comes to you and gives you comfort.

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