Broadview man drowns after driving into Schiller Park retention pond

SCHILLER PARK (Sun-Times Media Wire) -  A west suburban man drowned after driving into a retention pond early Sunday in Schiller Park.

About 2:30 a.m., the car was heading southbound on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and exiting onto eastbound Irving Park Road when it left the road and went into the pond, according to Illinois State Police.

The Schiller Park Fire Department brought in a dive team and pulled 26-year-old Anthony Strong Jr. from the water near the submerged vehicle, according to state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Strong, of the 2200 block of South 13th Avenue in Broadview, was dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy found he died of drowning and his death was ruled an accident.

Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen.

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