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Galesburg woman dies in weather-related wreck on Interstate 74

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A 42-year-old Galesburg woman died Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 in Peoria County.

According to a social media post by Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, the woman was driving east in the right hand lane between the Brimfield and Kickapoo exits.

Harwood identified the woman as Amanda Matuszyk on Friday. She was traveling to her job as a patient care tech at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center when the crash happened, he said.

The accident report indicates the woman lost control of the car on slick pavement, struck the guardrail, and collided with a semi-trailer truck that had slowed, but was unable to avoid the impact. The car came to rest in the center median.

The woman was unresponsive and not breathing when emergency medical personnel arrived. She was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:43 a.m.

The incident is under investigation by Illinois State Police.

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