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Second Crash Kills Woman On Icy Road

A Mount Vernon woman survived one crash on icy U.S. Highway 97, only to die when a tractor-trailer rig smashed into the wreckage.

The accidents closed the highway for eight hours, until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Kelly F. McIntyre, 35, was heading to Brewster because her father had just died. The pickup truck she was a passenger in spun out of control on the icy road, about seven miles north of Orondo.

The truck hit a guardrail and flipped onto its side in the middle of two lanes.

State Patrol Lt. Ken Irwin said McIntyre was conscious and talking after the accident but remained in the vehicle.

A short time later, a southbound tractor-trailer driven by Gregory P. lanton, 46, of Quincy, Ill., approached the accident but was unable to stop because of icy conditions, Irwin said.

The big truck hit the pickup with McIntyre inside, pushing it into another vehicle.

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