DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) — Updated: May 6, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

A Dixon man is dead after driving his car into the Rock River Monday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 3 p.m. near White Oak Lane in Dixon. Rescue crews were able to locate the fully submerged vehicle and pull it to shore.

There was only one person in the vehicle and he was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Lee County Coroner’s office tells 23 News they are withholding releasing his name until Tuesday morning.


Published: May 6, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

One person was taken to a hospital after a car went into the Rock River in the Dixon area, emergency crews say.

Emergency crews responded to the Rock River in Dixon on Monday afternoon. The Byron Fire District and other local responders were at the scene around 6 p.m.

This is a developing story. 23 News is working with sister station KWQC to provide the latest information. We will update as soon as more information becomes available.


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