A 28-year-old suburban Chicago man died early Monday morning after the car he was driving plunged into a retention pond in Romeoville, Ill.
Adam Johnson, of Bolingbrook, was pronounced dead at 3:11 a.m. at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital after he was extricated from a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix from the pond, located near the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Remington Boulevard, by a dive team, Patch reports.
Three other occupants of the car successfully escaped from the fully submerged vehicle and swim to safety, according to My Suburban Life. They received treatment at the scene after flagging down a vehicle passing by and were released there, ABC Chicago reports.
The vehicle sank as far as 14 feet beneath the water's surface, according to ABC. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Just two days earlier, nearly 20 miles northwest in suburban Aurora, 20-year-old Emory Diaz Sepulveda was killed in a separate retention pond crash.