A Plano man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on East Sandwich Road, just south of Chicago Road on Tuesday.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says a little after eleven, a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Britnie K. Arend, of Sandwich, was heading south on E. Sandwich Road when she is said to have crossed into the northbound lane sideswiping a large box truck. Arend's vehicle continued in the northbound lane and crashed into another vehicle head-on.
The driver of the second northbound vehicle, 44-year-old Gary J. Schmidt, of Plano, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck and a passenger were treated and released by the Sandwich Fire Department. Arend was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where she is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Arend is charged with driving under the influence.
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