JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — A motorist is dead after a crash Saturday in southwest suburban Joliet, state police said.

A Mercury Sable was traveling west on Louis Road at Route 53 when the vehicle pulled in front of a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling north on Route 53 at Louis Road at 9:22 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Joliet District 5.

The front of the Tahoe struck the driver side of the Sable, ISP Joliet District 5 said.

The female driver of the Sable was pronounced dead at the scene, ISP Joliet District 5 said. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

The male driver of the Tahoe and three passengers inside Sable were hospitalized for injuries, ISP Joliet District 5 said.

State Police are investigating the crash.

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