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Coroner: Marseilles woman dies after car leaves roadway

UTICA — A 50-year-old Marseilles woman died Thursday night after her car left the road off Route 6 in Utica and crashed.

LaSalle County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash around 7 p.m. Thursday on Route 6 in Utica Township, a spokesperson for the office said.

Jerilyn Bilyeu, 50, of Marseilles, had been driving on Route 6 when her vehicle left the roadway for "unknown reasons" according to a news release from the LaSalle County Coroner's Office. Emergency responders from Utica transported Bilyeu to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, but she was later pronounced dead in the emergency room.

An autopsy will be performed Friday/

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office and the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the incident.

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