Woman Dies After Crash in DeKalb

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A woman passed away Friday morning at a Rockford hospital after being involved in a two-car crash in DeKalb in January.

She is Rachel Jimenez, 40, of Waterman, Illinois.

According to the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, the accident happened on January 24 near the intersection of Peace Road and Pleasant in DeKalb. She was taken to OSF Saint Anthony in Rockford for a higher level of care and died on Friday morning.

Her preliminary cause of death is from head and spinal injuries sustained in the crash. Her death remains under investigation by DeKalb Police.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the victim’s family cover medical expenses.

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