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Update: 20-year-old DeKalb woman dead after fatal crash near Kishwaukee College

A Malta firefighter looks at the scene as spotlights illuminate a pickup truck entangled with a car after an accident on Route 38 in front of Kishwaukee College in Malta Wednesday evening. DeKalb County Sheriff's Officers and fire departments from Malta and other municipalities responded to the accident on Route 38, which was shut down at Malta Road near the college.
A Malta firefighter looks at the scene as spotlights illuminate a pickup truck entangled with a car after an accident on Route 38 in front of Kishwaukee College in Malta Wednesday evening. DeKalb County Sheriff's Officers and fire departments from Malta and other municipalities responded to the accident on Route 38, which was shut down at Malta Road near the college.

MALTA – A 20-year-old woman from DeKalb was pronounced dead after a fatal car crash Wednesday evening near the entrance of Kishwaukee College on Route 38.

Millacent K. Miller, of the 1300 block of West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, died as a result of a crash just west of Malta Road when she lost control of her car due to the snow and slippery road conditions, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. The release states Miller was not wearing her seat belt.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Miller's silver Chevrolet Sedan was headed eastbound on Route 38 when she lost control of the car, crossed the center lane and hit an oncoming red Dodge pickup truck driven by Sergio Vargas, 32, of the 1500 block of Burkett Road in Dixon.

Vargas attempted to avoid the collision but could not, the release states. He suffered minor injuries and was released by paramedics on the scene.

The pickup truck collided with the driver's side of Miller's vehicle, causing significant damage.

First responders from Malta Fire Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff responded to the crash on Route 38, which was closed temporarily from Willrett Road to Malta Road. When paramedics arrived, they performed CPR on Miller, who was then taken by Malta Fire EMS to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said Wednesday that Route 38 is shut down

Crews from the Malta Fire Department and DeKalb County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday which involved two vehicles at the stoplight entrance into Kishwaukee College.

The car accident investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and DeKalb County Coroner is still ongoing.

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