Police: Man found dead after car drives into Schiller Park retention pond

SHARE Police: Man found dead after car drives into Schiller Park retention pond

A man was found dead after a vehicle drove into a retention pond early Sunday in northwestern suburban Schiller Park, police said.

About 2:30 a.m., the car was heading southbound on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and exiting onto eastbound Irving Park Road when it left the road and went into the pond, according to Illinois State Police.

The Schiller Park Fire Department brought in a dive team and pulled the man’s body from the water near the submerged vehicle, state police said. He had not yet been identified Sunday morning. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The ramp from I-294 to Irving Park Road was closed after the crash, but has since been reopened.

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