HUNTLEY – A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Huntley early Thursday evening, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
Cynthia L. Pauza, 41, struck a tree on Church Road between Route 20 and Seeman Road in unincorporated Coral Township, McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke said.
Around 5 p.m. Pauza's 2006 Chrysler 300 left the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle crossed over a driveway hit two trees, according to a McHenry County Sheriff's Office news release.
The vehicle split in half upon crashing into the tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pauza, who was wearing a seatbelt, lived on Church Road near the scene of the accident, Zinke said. She was the only person in the car.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the accident.
The cause of death is multiple blunt force injuries due to the crash, according to a preliminary report from the McHenry County Coroner's Office.
Toxicology was drawn, but the results were not yet available Friday afternoon.
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- Emily K. Coleman and Jim Dallke