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Coroner: Algonquin woman killed in Lake Barrington crash identified

The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Jan. 23 identified the Algonquin woman who died in a Lake Barrington car crash as 30-year-old Angela Parisi.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate she died of multiple blunt-force injuries caused by the car crash, according to Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper. Toxicology results are pending.

“We have been in close contact with Ms. Parisi’s family, and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time. This is truly a tragedy,” Cooper said.

The crash that killed Parisi happened at 11:40 p.m. Jan. 22. Lake County sheriff’s deputies were sent to a traffic crash with injuries on Kelsey Road in the area of Flint Creek Drive in Lake Barrington. Sheriff’s deputies found two vehicles with extensive damage, a 2004 Nissan Altima and a 2002 Toyota Camry.

A preliminary investigation shows the 2004 Nissan Altima, driven by Parisi, was traveling south on Kelsey Road just north of Flint Creek Drive when it left the road and drove into a ditch on the west side of the road before striking a tree, causing the Nissan to roll onto its roof. The Nissan came to rest back on the roadway, where it was then struck by a southbound 2002 Toyota Camry, driven by a 39-year-old man from Fox River Grove. 

According to the sheriff’s office, the reason the woman’s car left the roadway is unknown at this time.

Sheriff’s deputies tried to free Parisi from the Nissan to help her, but were unsuccessful.

Parisi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries and was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, according to the sheriff’s office.

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