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One driver dead after vehicle submerged in water

PEOTONE TOWNSHIP – A woman was found dead in her submerged vehicle about 5:20 a.m. Monday on Route 45 southbound, south of Barr Road, police said.

Stephanie C. Miller, 52, of Bourbonnais, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 a.m., according to news releases from the Illinois State Police and the Will County Coroner.

The Will County Coroner’s Office said Miller was driving north on Route 45 when her car left the roadway, overturned and came to rest in a flooded ravine. Miller was driving a 2007 white Toyota Yaris.

Troopers from Illinois State Police District 5 and personnel from the Peotone Fire Department responded to the crash.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at the Will County Morgue. The final cause and manner of death will be determined after complete autopsy, police and toxicology reports.

The incident remains under investigation.

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