A DeKalb County woman is dead after her van hit a guardrail Tuesday.
DeKalb County officials say Beverly Gainey of Waterman drove off the road near Route 23 and Elva Road. Her van hit the end of the guardrail, causing it to flip and slide in the grass.
The car stopped before sliding into a nearby creek.
Officials say Gainey was unconscious when they arrived on the scene. She was then sent to Kishwaukee Hospital with life threatening injuries.
She died late Tuesday at the hospital.
An investigation showed no cause for the van to go off the road. Officials say speed and cellphone use were ruled out as causes.
The crash is still under investigation
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