Woman Killed In Southwest Side Crash

CHICAGO (STMW) — A woman was killed in an early Saturday crash on the Southwest Side.

The woman — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 43-year-old Reyna Aberca — was driving a Nissan Centra north on South Western Avenue when she swerved into the other northbound lane and struck a Chevrolet Malibu near West 32nd Street, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Aberca was initially taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. She was pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police initially thought Aberca, of an unidentified home address, may have swerved because of a medical condition, but a Sunday autopsy determined she died of multiple injuries from a motor vehicle accident, the medical examiner’s office said. The death was ruled an accident.

The male driver of the Chevrolet Malibu was not hospitalized and nobody else was in either vehicle, police said.

The driver of the Malibu was not cited or charged, police said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • sandra

    Use spell check, Sentra, not Centra.

  • ruth

    Abarca not Aberca. Respect her and spell her name correctly before sending it to print please.

    • BT

      I agree 100% with the previous statement. When reporting it is best to know all the facts: like the correct spelling of the person’s NAME.

    • Andrew

      I just think that before making an article the reporter should get all the facts like if she had kids to get information about her. Maybe you should do more investigating before putting something like a death article up. Please revise.

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