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Icy road conditions blamed for fatal LaSalle County crash

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LASALLE COUNTY (WEEK) - A Streator woman died early Wednesday morning in a crash believed to be caused by icy road conditions in Fall River Township.

Authorities said Lori Szafranski, 55, was killed when she lost control of her pickup truck on a slick roadway on East 22nd Road, and was struck by a southbound truck.

The truck driver, Ronald Soderstrom, 25, from Danville, was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. His condition was not released.

The accident happened about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The LaSalle County Coroner's Office, the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, and Illinois State Police are investigating.

Howard Packowitz

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