ELMHURST, Ill. — A woman died and two children were seriously injured following a head-on crash Wednesday morning in Elmhurst.

Just after 5:05 a.m., authorities responded to a call of a serious crash on St. Charles Road near Hill Avenue. At the scene, officers located a Chevrolet SUV and an Audi SUV, and both had significant front-end damage.

The driver of the Chevy, a woman, was extricated from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. A 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl in the same SUV were taken to Loyola University Medical Center with serious injuries.

“Hopefully the children will be okay,” said Aimee Sinnott, an Elmhurst resident.

The driver the Audi, another woman, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with serious injuries.

Police believe the Chevrolet SUV was traveling eastbound on St. Charles Road when it drifted over the center line and struck the Audi.

“It is unfortunate because it is a very heavily travelled road,” Sinnott said. “Granted, it’s summer, but sad because it’s a main thoroughfare throughout Elmhurst and it’s just tragic that someone had to lose their life.”

The road was closed until 11:30 a.m.