Ottawa man found dead in Illinois River

Local News
POLICE LIGHTS_1498235883617.jpg

OTTAWA, Ill. — A 39-year-old man was found dead Thursday night in the Illinois River after apparently driving a car into it.

LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek identified the man as Matthew W. Rosenstiel of Ottawa. Emergency crews recovered a white SUV from the river after a witness called law enforcement about a man driving into the water.

According to MyWebTimes, the call came in just after 2 p.m. and crews pulled the SUV from the river at around 5:50 p.m. The coroner’s office responded to the scene at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The incident is under further investigation by the Ottawa Police Department and the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.