Fatal Collision In Bartlett After One Car Crossed The Center Line

There have been many Illinois accidents in which one vehicle crossed the center line and collides with an oncoming vehicle.  Often, these types of crashes are “head-on collisions.”  As discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, such collisions often result in vehicle occupants being seriously injured, and in many cases occupants are fatally injured.   As discussed on the page, there are many reasons why a vehicle might cross the center line.

Vehicle occupants are especially vulnerable to being seriously injured if they are not wearing seat belts at the time of such a frontal collision.

There was a fatal crash Sunday (April 8, 2018) in Bartlett in which one car crossed the center line at which point it struck an oncoming vehicle.

The crash happened at approximately 10:40 a.m., on Route 59 between Auburn Lane and Santa Fe.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 8, 2018 Chicago Tribune article titled “3 killed in 2 car crashes in Bartlett, official say“:

Katheryn Wirsing, 49, of Winfield, died in the first crash that occurred at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Wirsing was driving a Ford Fiesta north on Route 59 when the car crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming Subaru WRX near Auburn Lane, Bartlett police said.

Katheryn Wirsing was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

The driver of the Subura was taken to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield for treatment of accident injuries.

Additional details regarding DuPage County accidents in which a vehicle crossed the center line can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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