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Woman killed in fiery crash Thursday in northwestern Kane County

A woman was killed after crashing her car into a utility pole on Big Timber Road in unincorporated Hampshire Township on Thursday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Anette A. Niebrzydowski, 28, of Norridge, was driving a Ford Focus east on Big Timber Road near the intersection of Sandwald Road at a high rate of speed at 1:40 p.m.

The car crossed into the westbound lane before leaving the road and striking a pole, which caused a fire. Niebrzydowski, who was the only person in the car, died at the scene.

Big Timber Road was closed between Reinking and Sandwald roads while the crash was investigated.