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Aurora woman dies after driving into pond; 3 passengers rescued


Updated: March 11, 2013 7:06AM

An Aurora woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving left Interstate 88 and landed in a retention pond near Eola Road on Aurora’s far northeast side Saturday night.

Emory Sepulveda, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:11 a.m., according to the DuPage County Coroner’s office.

Three passengers in the vehicle — Irene M. Affatati, 48, of North Aurora, and two juveniles — were rescued and taken to area hospitals. No updates were available on the their injuries.

At 7:26 p.m. Saturday, Illinois State Police responded to a report that vehicle that had veered off I-88 near Eola Road and was submerged in a retention pond. The vehicle was pulled from the pond shortly thereafter, according the police.

Emergency search crews pulled Sepulveda’s body from the water at 2:57 a.m. Sunday, police said.

According to state police, the cause of the crash was not known. No other vehicles were thought to be involved in the accident.

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