A woman is dead and three people were hospitalized after a vehicle plunged into a retention pond in west suburban Aurora Saturday evening, state police said.
The vehicle left the road just before 7:30 p.m., off the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 88 at Eola Road, according to Trooper Michelle Kistulinec of the Illinois State Police.
The woman who died was identified as Emory Diaz Sepulveda, 20, of View Street in Aurora, according to DuPage County Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen. She was declared dead on the scene.
When first responders arrived, the vehicle was upside down in the water, Kistulinec said.
Three of the vehicle's occupants were taken to area hospitals with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, Kistulenic said.
Divers searched the icy pond for hours for the fourth occupant and located Diaz's body about 3 a.m. this morning, according to police and the coroner's office.
The interstate exit ramp was closed for hours as authorities investigated. Police have not yet said what caused the vehicle to leave the road.
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