Couple dies after crash into New Lenox retention pond

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NEW LENOX, Ill. — Authorities said a husband and wife died after their car plunged into a retention pond in New Lenox on Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the scene in a New Lenox business area Sunday night, where divers pulled both victims from the car. They were taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The Will County coroner’s office identified the couple as 68-year-old Gregory Real and 69-year-old Lana Real of nearby Matteson.

New Lenox Deputy Police Louis Alessandrini said it appears Gregory Real suffered a medical problem while driving. The official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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