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VIDEO: Good Samaritans, firefighters rescue children, woman from van in pond in Huntley

A 10-year-old boy died after the van he was in rolled over into a retention pond along Interstate 90 in Huntley Sunday evening, police said.

Illinois State Police said that a Chrysler van was traveling on the westbound ramp from Interstate 90 to Route 47 around 6:45 p.m. when it went off the ramp and into a retention pond.

The van was submerged on its roof in the pond.

Two Good Samaritans helped the driver of the van, Stacy Blume, 38, of Northlake, and a 10-year-old girl out of the vehicle, according to state police.

In the above video, the Good Samaritans can be seen in the beginning trying to rescue the 10-year-old boy, who was trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters entered the water soon after and were able to rescue the boy, who was unresponsive.

A 10-year-old boy died Sunday evening after the van he was in rolled over into this retention pond on the westbound Interstate 90 ramp to Route 47 in Huntley | Photo: Kristen Zambo.

All three people were transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital. The boy, who was identified Monday as Cameron V. Simmons, 10, of Addison, was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. Blume and the girl suffered minor injuries.

McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said that Blume was the boy’s mother and the 10-year-old girl was the boy’s sister. The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

In August, a woman rolled her car over into the same retention pond. She miraculously survived after being rescued by Good Samaritans, which was captured on a traffic camera.


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