BOURBONNAIS — Jo Ann “Jodi” Tvrz, of Bourbonnais, died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of Career Center Road and Blaye on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old Tvrz died at 6:46 p.m. at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee County Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Cavender said.

The cause of death is multiple injuries because of a motor vehicle accident, Cavender said.

The accident, which occurred at 5 a.m., still is an active investigation and in the reconstruction stage, according to Bourbonnais police.

Tvrz was the owner and operator of Burling Professional Cleaners. Her obituary appears on page A5 of today’s edition.


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