Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information regarding the drivers of the two vehicles.
Illinois State Police District 21 is investigating a two-vehicle accident which resulted in the death of a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the Wednesday morning accident.
Betty Becker, 75, of St. Anne, died from injuries suffered in the accident.
The drivers of the two vehicles, Becker's husband Frederick W. Becker and a 31-year-old Pembroke Township man, were taken to a Kankakee hospital with serious injuries.
The crash occurred at 10:51 a.m. Wednesday on Illinois Route 17 at Sandbar Road, six miles east of Kankakee, a news release said.
Preliminary information indicated for unknown reasons Frederick W. Becker, 74, of St. Anne, who was driving a 2015 Chevrolet van, pulled out from the center median onto the highway attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of Route 17.
The van failed to yield and was struck by a 2015 Nissan heading east on Route 17.
Betty Becker was a passenger in the van. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said.
State police said additional details surrounding the incident are not yet available.