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.
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.