Updated 06/17/14 – 06:17 a.m.
OTTAWA, Ill. (CBS) — A man died Monday night when his car plunged into a water-filled quarry in southwest suburban Ottawa.READ MORE: 'John Doe' Who Accused Former Blackhawks Video Coach Brad Aldrich Of Sexual Abuse Identifies Himself As Kyle Beach
LaSalle County Sheriff’s police said the car was heading west on Main Street, when it crossed the t-intersection of Boyce Memorial Drive, crashed through a fence, and went into a quarry owned by U.S. Silica Co.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Showers Coming Thursday
The quarry was filled with sand and water, hampering efforts to find the car. Around 10:45 p.m., crews were able to use heavy rigging equipment to haul the car out of the quarry and onto a flatbed tow truck.
The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
It was unclear what caused the car to crash through the fence and into the quarry.