DIXON, IL. (THECOUNT) — Devon Jensen of Dixon, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal submerged vehicle crash Monday afternoon.

Jensen, 23, died after his vehicle crashed into the Rock River in Dixon on Monday, according to reports.


Authorities arrived to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on White Oak Lane around 2:50 p.m. on Monday. Upon arrival, officials discovered a vehicle submerged in the Dixon waterway.

Rescue personnel pulled Jensen from the vehicle while it was underwater, he was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Jensen was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to WREX.


Geo quick facts: Dixon is a city and the county seat of Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,733 as of the 2010 census, down from 15,941 in 2000. The city is named after founder John Dixon, who operated a rope ferry service across Rock River, which runs through the city – Wikipedia.