An 85-year-old southwest suburban woman died more than a month after a traffic crash that killed another 85-year-old woman, officials said today.
The woman, Genevieve Kaput of the 7300 block of West 57th Place in Summit, was pronounced dead Friday night at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy of Kaput, originally scheduled for today, was postponed until Sunday, an office spokesman said.
Kaput was one of two women injured in a two-car crash near West 55th Street and Plainfield Road in Countryside on April 20, according to published reports from around the time of the accident.
Kaput and the driver, Dolores Wagner, also 85, were making a turn at the intersection when they were struck by another car, news reports stated.
Both women were initially taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Wagner, who lived at the same Summit home as Kaput, died at Loyola April 22, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy confirmed that Wagner died from her crash-related injuries and that the death was an accident.
Summit police were unavailable for comment today.Copyright © 2015, CT Now