Elizabeth A. Jay, 58, and Louise J. Schreiner, 78, both of Algonquin, died after the collision that occurred about 3:12 p.m. Sunday at 902 E. Algonquin Road. Jay died of blunt trauma to the chest, and Schreiner died of blunt trauma to the head, neck and chest, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said.
The crash occurred when Jay, driving east on Algonquin Road, crossed the center line and struck two vehicles traveling west, police said.
Authorities took Jay to Centegra Hospital – Huntley, where she was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m. Schreiner died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, Algonquin Police Department and the coroner’s office.
Route 62 between Longwood Drive and Sandbloom Road in Algonquin was shut down temporarily because of the crash.