Morris woman killed in Rt. 47 crash

A 61-year-old Morris woman was killed when her vehicle was hit by a semi north of Dwight Thursday.  Christine Baker was identified by the Grundy County Coroner's Office.

The accident happened about 9 am when a semi-tractor trailer traveling northbound on Route 47 struck a vehicle operated by the victim.  Morris who was exiting a driveway.
The semi driver was unable to stop, striking the vehicle in the driver’s side. Baker was pronounced dead at 10 a.m. Route 47 was closed for several hours due to the accident, which remains under investigation.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Dwight Fire/EMS and Grundy County Emergency Management Agency all assisted at the scene.

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