Authorities in Illinois are searching for a woman who disappeared after a car accident that killed her husband, WGNtv.com reports. 

Police said 40-year-old Tanya Shannon and her husband, Dale, were in their car when it crashed Sunday near Seneca, Ill., about 80 miles from Chicago.

The accident left Dale Shannon dead. His wife, however, was missing from the vehicle and a check of area hospitals has yielded no clues, authorities said.

Police reportedly said that they believed Tanya Shannon survived the crash because they found footprints leading from the car to the road. 

She is described as 5-feet-2 with strawberry blond hair and green eyes, according to the station.

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