Updated at 10:45 a.m. March 11
A Bolingbrook man died early Monday after being pulled from a Romeoville retention pond following a single-vehicle crash.
The car, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, was traveling on Lakeview Drive at Remington Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. when it left the roadway and crashed into the retention pond, according to police.
Romeoville Cmdr. Ken Kroll said three occupants were able to free themselves from the car, which became completely submerged in the pond. He said no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.
After swimming to safety, the other three occupants of the car were treated and released at the scene, police said.
A dive team extricated the fourth occupant, 28-year-old Adam M. Johnson of Bolingbrook. He was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:11 a.m., according to the coroner's office.
Kroll said police believe Johnson was driving at the time of the crash, adding it's "hard to say" at this point whether drugs or alcohol were a factor. It could take up to four weeks for police to receive toxicology results, he said.
"At this time, there's no reason to believe it's anything other than a traffic crash," Kroll said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Romeoville Police Department. The Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Lisle-Woodridge and Naperville fire departments responded to the accident.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
Editor's note: Photos were provided by Todd Sherman of Northern Illinois FireGround Photos.