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ASHKUM — Kayra Medina, of Diamond, died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in rural Ashkum in Iroquois County on Thursday.

According to preliminary reports, the 59-year-old Medina was traveling westbound in a FedEx cargo van on 2700N Road at 3:12 p.m.

An SUV driven by a 52-year-old Clifton woman was northbound on 300E Road.

The SUV crashed into the van in the intersection. Both vehicles left the roadway and overturned in a beanfield on the northwest corner of the intersection.

Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum pronounced Medina dead at the scene.

The SUV driver had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was transported to Riverside Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

There are no stop signs posted at the intersection.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department and the coroner’s office.

Riverside EMS and Ashkum and Chebanse fire departments responded to the scene.

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