Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Mason County dispatch received a 911 call regarding a car being driven into the Illinois River by way of a boat ramp at the end of West Main Street.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Mason County dispatch received a 911 call regarding a car being driven into the Illinois River by way of a boat ramp at the end of West Main Street.


Two people, according to the caller, were in the car.


Early Monday morning a Mason County Dispatcher said a male’s body, later identified as Aaron Anderson, 35, Canton, was located at 11:35 p.m. and pronounced dead 10 minutes later by Mason County Coroner Greg Cox.


As of 10 a.m. Monday morning, the other passenger, whose name has not been released by authorities, had not been found.


Around a decade ago, Anderson served as the City of Canton Treasurer.


He also ran for Fulton County Treasurer.


Responding to the scene were the Havana Police Department, the Mason County Sheriff’s office, Havana City Fire and Rescue, Havana Rural Fire Department, Mason County Dive Team, Mason County EMS and others.


Monday morning Havana Chief of Police, Jeremiah Hindahal said the investigation into what happened continues, “The investigation to determine the cause continues by the Havana Police Department along with Mason County Coroner’s office, Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police.”


This story will be updated as more information becomes available.