Ottawa Police Department

If you’ve been following the story of an SUV pulled from the Illinois River in Ottawa, the man involved has been identified.

The La Salle County Coroner says 39-year-old Matthew Rosenstiel of Ottawa was found dead.  Witnesses told police they saw him drive his SUV into the Illinois River at Allen Park just before 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  The death is still under investigation. 

Divers found the SUV about three hours after it went into the river. 

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