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St. Charles woman killed in I-70 crash in Madison County

A tractor-trailer that was following behind the Toyota failed to reduce its speed and struck the vehicle
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Sharp shards of car glass on the asphalt

MADISON COUNTY, Illinois — A St. Charles woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 70 in Madison County Thursday afternoon.

At around 12:45 p.m., a 2016 Toyota stalled in the right lane of traffic.

A tractor-trailer that was following behind the Toyota couldn't slow down in time and struck the vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer refused medical attention.

As for the 34-year-old driver of the Toyota, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name has not been released at this time.

All eastbound lanes of traffic were closed for the investigation but reopened around 4:30 p.m.