Body found in vehicle that went into Illinois River at Allen Park

Allen Park Ottawa – Studstill Media Photo

OTTAWA – A man was reportedly found dead after a vehicle went into the Illinois River at Allen Park in Ottawa on Thursday afternoon. According to Ottawa Fire Captain Wayne Christensen, the person whose identity has yet to be released was found in the vehicle after a witness reported seeing it enter the water around 3:30 PM.  Multiple agencies were called to a spot near the boat ramp to conduct the search in cold water.   Christensen says emergency crews were at the scene for four hours until the vehicle was removed from the river.  The incident remains under investigation and an autopsy is planned.