Metro-East News

Victim of fatal Dupo crash identified as New York woman

The victim of a New Year’s Day crash in Dupo has been identified as a New York woman.

Linda T. Bloch, 57, of Delmar, N.Y., was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. Friday, St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone said Monday.

The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma.

According to police reports, Bloch was driving with her headlights off after dusk when she attempted to switch lanes at the intersection of Interstate 255 and Illinois 3 and collided with another driver.