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Geneva man rear-ends car on I-88 causing 5-car crash, police say

A 50-year-old Illinois woman was seriously injured in the crash

NAPERVILLE — One woman was transported to a local hospital and five vehicles were involved in a crash with a serious injury on Interstate 88 the night of July 5, police say.

Gabe Tucker, 41, of Geneva, was traveling westbound on I-88 near Route 59, close to the Aurora-Naperville border, when he failed to slow his car and struck Andrew Mack's vehicle, according to a news release from Illinois State Police District 15. Mack is a 56-year-old Batavia resident.

Both Tucker's and Mack's vehicles continued forward to hit another vehicle – a Ford Fusion driven by a 50-year-old woman. Mack's vehicle also struck two other cars, including that of 39-year-old Heather Lake of Aurora. The Ford Fusion driver, whose name has not yet been released by police, was transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville in serious condition.

The crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. and closed two I-88 westbound lanes, an Illinois State Police District 15 spokesperson said in an email.

Illinois State Police did not immediately respond to the Kane County Chronicle after hours regarding the status of the injured woman, how long the lanes remained closed or if the matter is under investigation.

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