DeKALB – A 51-year-old Cortland woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Peace Road in DeKalb, authorities said Monday.
Erin Herek died after she suffered injuries following a head-on collision with another vehicle carrying two adults and two children, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said.
DeKalb police responded to the crash about 8:50 p.m. May 10 on Peace Road, prompting a brief roadway shutdown. According to citywide emergency alert sent about 9 p.m. that day, Peace Road was shut down briefly from West Lincoln Highway to Pleasant Street.
DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said Herek was alone in her car when the vehicle she was driving swerved into the oncoming traffic lane, striking another vehicle head-on.
Byrd said the vehicle that was struck was occupied by a woman, a man and their two children, who suffered significant injuries.
“But it appears they’re going to be non-life threatening,” Byrd said.
The crash remains under investigation by the DeKalb Police Department.
Herek was pronounced dead on the scene, Byrd said.
The parents and two children who suffered serious injuries were taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Byrd said.