- Associated Press - Sunday, October 15, 2017

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on a car that crashed into a suburban Chicago pond, leaving a boy in critical condition (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Police have detained the 31-year-old driver of a car that crashed into a suburban Chicago pond, leaving a boy in critical condition.

Aurora police say the female driver is related to the 6-year-old boy. Three other females ages 21, 15 and 12 were in the vehicle.

Police say the driver said the five were returning to Cicero from a party in Aurora around 2:40 a.m. Sunday when she lost control and the car entered a retention pond near Diehl Road and Interstate 88. The females escaped, but the boy could not.

Rescuers found him in about 15 feet of water roughly 80 feet from shore. They believe he was in the water about 30 minutes. He was taken to an Aurora hospital then transported to a Chicago hospital.

Police say alcohol is thought to be a factor.

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9:30 a.m.

A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after rescuers pulled him from a car that crashed into a retention pond in suburban Chicago.

Aurora police say three women also were in the vehicle when it entered the pond near Diehl Road and Interstate 88 around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. The women were able to exit the car but the boy couldn’t.

An Aurora Fire Department dive team found the boy and pulled him from the water. Authorities believe he was in the water for about 30 minutes.

The boy was taken to an Aurora hospital in critical condition.

Police say the driver of the vehicle is 31. They say it appears alcohol may be a factor in the crash. Rainy, stormy weather may also have been a factor.


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