UPDATED: Bolingbrook Man Dead After Car Crashes into Romeoville Retention Pond

Adam Johnson, 28, was extricated from the vehicle and pronounced dead at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Three other people escaped from the submerged car.

Updated at 10:45 a.m. March 11

A Bolingbrook man died early Monday after being pulled from a Romeoville retention pond following a single-vehicle crash.

The car, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, was traveling on Lakeview Drive at Remington Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. when it left the roadway and crashed into the retention pond, according to police.

Romeoville Cmdr. Ken Kroll said three occupants were able to free themselves from the car, which became completely submerged in the pond. He said no other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash.

After swimming to safety, the other three occupants of the car were treated and released at the scene, police said.

A dive team extricated the fourth occupant, 28-year-old Adam M. Johnson of Bolingbrook. He was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:11 a.m., according to the coroner's office.

Kroll said police believe Johnson was driving at the time of the crash, adding it's "hard to say" at this point whether drugs or alcohol were a factor. It could take up to four weeks for police to receive toxicology results, he said.

"At this time, there's no reason to believe it's anything other than a traffic crash," Kroll said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Romeoville Police Department. The Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Lisle-Woodridge and Naperville fire departments responded to the accident.


Check back for updates on this developing story.

Editor's note: Photos were provided by Todd Sherman of Northern Illinois FireGround Photos.

Lucy March 17, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Yes, the family is hurting, you are correct. But at the same time I don't believe that this is a condolence page only. I don't think we commenters can tell others what they can or cannot say. All we are doing in this section is discussing. There are no rules that I see that say you can't state your opinions. We might not agree with some of the comments but that is the way it goes.
Lucy March 17, 2013 at 01:40 AM
No one is disputing that.
Lucy March 17, 2013 at 01:44 AM
That is his choice. You are telling people to ignore him yet you refuse to. I don't understand that. Why is it wrong to speculate about what happened? Hes not stating it as fact. If we were all in person in a group discussing this situation, why is wrong to talk about the possibilities? Isn't it human nature to be curious? Do you have the authority to tell people here that they can't say certain things?
Lucy March 17, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Personally, I believe that the road was slippery and he was confused. I know the facts aren't in yet and I hope people don't get upset with me for feeling this way or assuming this but it is how I feel. I would like to be able to express my feelings here when I post and don't think it's right for others to say I can't say what I feel.
Bryan May 28, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Adam was my best friend, love you man.


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