An 18-year-old man driving an SUV into Lake County's Lake Miltmore was pronounced dead and another person rescued after four Lake County sheriff's deputies jumped into the water to pull the people from the SUV, authorities said.
A passenger was pulled out by Sheriff's deputies but told responding officers that a driver was still in the upside-down car, which went through a T intersection at Engle and
The Pontiac Aztec was traveling eastbound Engle Drive and crossed over
After deputies learned the driver was trapped inside the vehicle, four Lake County sheriff's deputies entered the water in an attempt to rescue the driver, officials said. During the rescue attempt the Lake Villa dive team arrived and eventually removed the driver from the vehicle.
The driver and passenger were transported to Condell Hospital where the driver was pronounced dead. He was identified as Nicholas Bonilla of
"The front-seat passenger was already out upon our arrival but he was indicating that there was another occupant in the vehicle, the driver, so that's why my deputies went in the water – in an effort to make a rescue to get him out," said Lieutenant Jeff Burke, of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
The four deputies were treated on the scene.