I-55 crash: Man dead after car goes off highway near I-355 ramp, vehicle lands in Bolingbrook pond

Illinois State Police investigating deadly crash

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Man dies after car lands in Bolingbrook pond near I-55, I-355
A man has died Thursday morning, after he lost control of the car he was driving off I-55 in Bolingbrook and it ended up in a retention pond.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- A man has died in Bolingbrook early Thursday after he lost control of the car he was driving and ended up in a retention pond, Illinois State Police said.

He was driving north on Interstate 55, near the Interstate 355 ramp, about 2:30 a.m. when the car went off the road and landed upside-down in a pond.

A dive team removed one person from the vehicle, the man who was driving. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

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A light pole and several pieces of guard rail were knocked down in the course of the crash.

No identifying details have yet been provided about the man, and it's not clear how he lost control of the car, police said.

The ramp from northbound I-55 to I-355 is closed, while police investigate.