One dead, three others including child seriously injured in rural DeKalb County crash

Sedan, pickup truck crash reported at intersection of Route 23 and Perry Road on Saturday

DeKalb County Sheriff’s squad car vehicle

A 22-year-old woman has died and three others, including a child, suffered injuries after a two-vehicle crash in rural DeKalb County over the weekend, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash occurred at 12:42 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Route 23 and Perry Road south of DeKalb and north of Waterman, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Tavashinay Wormley, 22, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office, according to an update sent Monday evening from the sheriff’s office.

Wormley was a front-seat passenger in a 2008 Saturn Aura that was headed west on Perry Road. The Saturn was driven by Dajai Carter, 22, of Justice, who allegedly failed to yield to a stop sign at Perry Road and Route 23, according to the sheriff’s office.

A 2016 Ford F-450 pickup truck traveling south on Route 23 driven by Antony Cursio, 65, of Shabbona, collided with the Saturn at the intersection.

Carter and another Saturn passenger, a minor, suffered serious injuries. The minor, who was in the back seat of the Saturn, was flown to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Carter was flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford.

Cursio was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, according to the release. The driver suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office. The Shabbona Fire Department also assisted in the response.

Authorities said toxicology reports and citations for Carter for failing to yield at an intersection and driving without a valid driver’s license are pending.

Saturday’s collision marks the second fatal vehicle crash reported in the county over the weekend. About 1 a.m. Sunday, an off-duty south suburban Chicago police officer was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving while drunk stemming from a two-vehicle crash that killed a woman in DeKalb, according to court records.

This story was updated at 5:20 p.m. Nov. 6 after DeKalb County authorities identified the woman who died in the crash.

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