A driver was killed in a two-vehicle crash about 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Route 20 east of Shales Parkway in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.
Alberto Dominguez, 24, of Elgin, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle, Yadira Fernandez, 31, of Elgin, was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening, police said.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 1998 Honda Civic driven by Dominguez was westbound on Route 20 about a quarter-mile east of Shales Parkway when it spun into the eastbound lanes, police said. The 1996 Mercury Villager van driven by Fernandez was eastbound when it collided with the Honda, police said. Police said the Honda was almost split in two by the impact of the crash.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts, police said, and airbags deployed in both vehicles. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Although the crash occurred in Cook County, the site is near the Kane County border, and Kane County Emergency Management crews were on the scene assisting crash investigators.
The Elgin Police Department Traffic Unit continued to investigate the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to call (847) 289-2661.