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Chicago woman dies in rollover crash on Tri-State Tollway

Updated: February 10, 2013 7:58PM

A 21-year-old Chicago woman was killed Saturday night when she lost control of her car while trying to pass another vehicle on the Tri-State Tollway near Glenview.

Danielle M. Pisterzi, of the 5700 block of North Nina, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy Saturday was inconclusive and pending further studies, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Just before 11 p.m., Pisterzi tried to pass another motorist in the southbound lanes on Interstate 294 when she lost control and struck a median. Her car rolled over, according to the Illinois State Police.

The car then re-entered traffic and was struck by at least one other vehicle, state police said.

Sometime during the chain of events, Pisterzi, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from her car.

State Police closed all southbound lanes of the tollway after the crash to conduct an investigation; the tollway was reopened early Sunday.

No citation were issued. The four people ine the vehicle struck by Pisterzi’s car were not injured, police said.

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