On Saturday night there was a fatal car accident on the Tri-State Tollway near Willow Road.
Details regarding the accident are somewhat limited, and seem to vary somewhat among media sources. However, the accident happened at approximately 10:45 p.m., as a car attempted to pass an Audi SUV and struck it. The car then hit a median wall and then flipped over, according to witnesses.
Danielle Pisterzi, 21, of Chicago, was the driver of the car. During the accident she was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the car. She was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:52 p.m.
The four people in the Audi SUV were not injured.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the February 10 Chicago Tribune article titled "Dad of woman killed on Tri-State: 'She was my baby'" as well as the February 10 MyFoxChicago article titled "One killed late Saturday in Tri-State Tollway crash."
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