CHICAGO (CBS) — A father who died after his car plunged into the Calumet River Sunday night has been identified as Jaime Navarro.
His 16-year-old son was also in the car, but he survived.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
Witnesses said at 6:49 p.m., the 38-year-old father was driving north on Torrence Avenue near the bridge at what would be about 124th Street in the South Deering community, when the car went through a retention net and into the water as the bridge was going up. The bridge at the site is a vertical lift bridge, rather than a bascule bridge like the downtown Chicago bridges.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
The teenage boy was rescued by a passing boat, police said.
The Fire Department said the boy was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. He was reported in good condition Sunday night.MORE NEWS: Some Residents Say A Bears Move To Arlington Heights Would Benefit Community, Others Say It Would Bring Unwelcome Traffic And Crowds
But Navarro later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center after a longer search to find him.