Carmi woman dies in crash involving semi

Carmi woman dies in crash involving semi

SALINE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - A 28-year-old woman from Carmi died in a crash involving a semi Wednesday afternoon in Saline County.

Troopers say through a preliminary investigation, they believe Whitney McKenzie was driving westbound on Illinois Route 13 when she failed to yield to oncoming traffic before turning onto Commercial Street in Harrisburg.

They say she turned into the path of a semi.

McKenzie was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Authorities say the semi driver refused medical attention.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Union is continuing to investigate.

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