Boy, 10, killed after minivan crashes into pond off I-90 in Huntley

HUNTLEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A 10-year-old Addison boy was killed Sunday night after a minivan he was traveling in crashed on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in northwest suburban Huntley, Illinois State Police said.

Police said at about 6:50 p.m. a Chrysler minivan was traveling on the I-90 westbound ramp to Route 47 when it went off the road and flipped into a retention pond, where it became submerged.

Two witnesses were able to rescue the 38-year-old woman driving the minivan and a girl, police said. The woman's son was unresponsive when he was removed from the minivan and a doctor on the scene performed CPR on him.

The boy was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m., police said.

The boy was identified as Cameron V. Simmons, 10, of Addison, according to the McHenry County Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Simmons was a student at Black Hawk Elementary School. Superintendent Dr. Jerry O'Shea released a statement, saying, "It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Cameron Simmons, a fourth grader at Black Hawk Elementary School. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cameron's family during this difficult time. We also offer condolences to all the Black Hawk students and staff members, and to anyone who knew and loved Cameron."

Grief counselors will be on hand at the school to help students Tuesday.

The driver and girl sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the McHenry County Coroner's Office.
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