CHICAGO (STMW) — A 37-year-old woman who lost control of her SUV last week near south suburban Monee died at a Chicago hospital on Tuesday.
Robin Hughes was driving her 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander on Will Center Road near Pauling Road in unincorporated Monee on the afternoon of March 18 when she lost control of the SUV, which left the road and struck a culvert, according to the Will County sheriff’s office.
The SUV went airborne, then rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof in the embankment of a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office. Hughes was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and was trapped in the vehicle.
She was taken to a hospital in Olympia Fields, where she regained consciousness, according to the sheriff’s office. She was then airlifted to Stroger Hospital, where she died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Hughes, of the 4700 block of West Pauling in Monee, died of multiple injuries from the crash and her death was ruled an accident, an autopsy on Wednesday found.
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