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Update: Police Release Name of Woman Who Died in Route 30 Crash

Snow and road conditions contributed to the crash between a minivan and a semi truck on Route 30 by Goodwin Drive near Montgomery on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the minivan, a 51-year-old woman, died from her injuries.

A 51-year-old Plainfield woman was killed Thursday afternoon after her minivan crossed into an oncoming lane of traffic in Oswego and was struck by a semi track trailer, said.

Icy, snowy conditions are believed to have contributed to the accident in which Cindy Borgra, 23420 W. Link Lane, was critically injured, police said. Borgra was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she was pronounced dead.

The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on U.S. 30, west of Goodwin Drive. Borgra was driving east on U.S. 30 when her minivan went into the opposite lane and was struck by a truck driven by Joe Clark, 68, of Oswego, Detective Rob Sherwood said.

Clark was also injured in the crash. He was taken to Rush-Copley, where he was treated and released.

The accident forced the closure of U.S. 30 from Route 34 to Fifth Street until about 5 p.m. while police conducted their investigation.


D rutherford January 14, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Rocky I am very sorry for you and your families loss. My prayers go out to both the Borgra and Kohler families. Denis
oswegoannie January 14, 2012 at 02:48 AM
This is so sad. I really feel for the lady who passed, and her family and friends, along with the gentlemen who was driving the truck, too. It is so easy to slip and slide in the snow and once you veer out of control, it's easy to over correct and still end up in a bad situation. I was so happy people were driving slow last night when I was driving home from work. For a change, no one was speeding or tailgating.
Amy Kehl January 14, 2012 at 03:41 AM
She was my church friends mom. Rocky, know that there are a lot of people praying for your family as well as Joe Clark. May he find peace that this was not anyones fault.
Peter West January 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Hi, I'm an insurance investigator and would like to speak with anyone that witnessed the accident on 1/12/12. Very important to contact me regarding this accident. (630) 842-9077. David and thank you...
Anthony January 21, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I'm sorry for the tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved. I was working in the area and leaving the jewel on rt 30 right after the accident. Rt 30 was closed and I had to find an alternate way home. Because of the weather I knew something bad had just happened. I think there is someone at fault here, and that would be whoever is in charge of plowing and salting the roads. It seems this is taking longer and longer to get done every time it snows or gets icy. I understand the plow drivers work hard and try to get caught up but there needs to be more of them. It seems in these tough economic times that everyone including the counties has to cut back on things. I'm sorry in Chicagoland in the winter plow and salt trucks should not be one of them. It typically takes a full day to 2 days to get caught up meanwhile people are put in serious danger, to save a few dollars. The main roads, especially where this accident happened, should be plowed and salted as the snow first starts to fall. There is merging traffic, a curve in the road, and too high speed limits. That is a disaster waiting to happen. Hopefully people who have decision making power will use this tragedy to make the necessary changes so it will NEVER happen again. And again, I'm sorry and everyone be safe out there. Thankyou.

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