UPDATED: Autopsy Scheduled Today for Local Woman Killed in Chicago Car Accident

An autopsy is scheduled this afternoon for Arlington Heights resident Shawna Daro. At the time of her death, she was employed at Bernard and Company in Palatine.

UPDATED Friday, February 1 6:45 a.m.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has released a cause of death for 30-year-old Shawna Daro of Arlington Heights. 

Daro's autopsy was held Thursday, and it was determined her death was accidential.

She died of multiple blunt force injuries and acute ethnanol intoxication, according to the medical examiner's office. 


An autopsy is scheduled later this afternoon for Shawna Daro, 30, of Arlington Heights who was killed in a one car accident just after midnight on Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. 

According to her LinkedIn profile, Daro was employed at Palatine-based Bernard and Company as an executive assistant at the time of her death. 

Officer Laura Kubiak with Chicago Police Media Affairs said the investigation into the accident is ongoing into what may have caused the accident, and road conditions have not been ruled out.

What Chicago police do know is that no other vehicles were involved in the accident that killed Daro.

According to Kubiak, Daro was heading westbound on at the 2000 block of Madison Street in her 2000 Toyota Scion when she drove into the median just before 12:30 a.m. 

She was pronounced just after 1:30 a.m. at Stroger Hospital, Kubiak said. 

Daro was a 2000 graduate of Stevenson High School. 


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