A Carmi woman died Wednesday afternoon when her car was hit broadside by a semi in Harrisburg.

Whitney P. McKenzie, 28 of Carmi was pronounced dead at the scene following the 1:13 p.m. accident.

According to Illinois State Police, McKenzie was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 13 on Commercial Street in a 2011 Chevy Malibu.

Investigators report McKenzie turned onto Commercial street, failing to yield to an eastbound semi driven by Carl B. Wood, 28 of Eldorado. The Mack truck semi broadsided Ms. McKenzie's Malibu.

Whitney McKenzie was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi refused medical treatment at the scene.

An Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction officer has been assigned to investigate the crash further.