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Divers find car, driver in Sacramento River

3:40 PM, Mar 13, 2013   |    comments
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  • A tow truck pulled up this car from the Sacramento River in West Sacramento. There was a woman's body inside, March 13, 3013
  • Crews searching Sacramento River for woman claiming to be stuck in car that went into water
  • Crews searching Sacramento River for woman claiming to be stuck in car that went into water
    

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Searchers pulled a car from the Sacramento River with a woman's body inside Wednesday afternoon.

A California Highway Patrol spokesman said dispatchers received a call from a woman around 8:25 a.m., saying her car had gone into the water and she was stuck inside.

The woman first called relatives that her car's brakes weren't working and they urged her to call 911, the CHP said.

The dispatcher determined the woman's location then attempted to explain to her how to get out of the vehicle, but the line went dead during the call. Dispatch was unable to reestablish contact with the woman.

DART, Yolo County firefighters and sheriff's deputies were sent to 20300 Old River Road where they located evidence that a vehicle had indeed left the roadway.

The woman's family on site has identified the car.

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