A 20 year old woman is dead and three others have been hospitalized after the vehicle they were driving in dove into a retention pond in Aurora last Saturday evening.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 7:30 in the evening. The car was travelling on the eastbound exit ramp of Interstate 88 at Eola road, when something caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.
The vehicle was upside down in the water when the first responders arrived at the scene. The three individuals who were hospitalized sustained what are believed to be non life-threatening injuries. Divers had to search the freezing pond for hours in order to locate the fourth woman, whom they found at around 3 a.m. the following morning.
The interstate’s exit ramp was closed for several hours following the crash, allowing authorities time to investigate. Police have not revealed information regarding what may have caused the vehicle to leave the road.
Based on the incredibly limited information surrounding the circumstances of the crash, there are several different potential causes. These potential causes include slick or icy road conditions, texting while driving, distracted driving, or some other intervening cause or distraction which might have caused the driver to have to over correct or steer suddenly off of the road.
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