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Boy, 10, Dies After Van Flips Into Pond From Jane Addams Tollway

March 18, 2019 - 6:49 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 10-year-old boy died Sunday evening after the van he was in flipped off the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway into a pond in northwest suburban Huntley.

Cameron V. Simmons, who lived in Addison, was in the van with a 10-year-old girl about 6:45 p.m. when it was driven off the westbound ramp to Route 47, according to Illinois State Police and the McHenry County coroner’s office.

Two witnesses rushed to the van, which had submerged upside down in a retention pond, and pulled out the 38-year-old driver and the girl, police said.

Cameron was unresponsive when he was removed, authorities said. He was given CPR by a doctor at the scene, but died about 8:30 p.m. at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital.

The coroner’s office is expected to perform an autopsy on Tuesday.

State police are investigating the crash.

The female driver was from Northlake, police said. The relationship between the occupants was not released.

An online fundraiser was set up for Simmon’s family.

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