Woman Who Died In Minivan That Sank In SF Bay Identified

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A woman who died in a minivan that drove into the San Francisco Bay on Friday has been identified as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw of San Francisco, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Earlier reports from the U.S. Coast Guard that Crenshaw was one of several people in the minivan when it plunged into the water from the Marina Green were incorrect, according to police spokeman Officer Gordon Shyy.

Crenshaw was the only person in the vehicle and other people seen around the vehicle when it went into the water were people who were trying to rescue her, said Shyy.

The minivan eventually sank with Crenshaw still inside.

Dive teams found the vehicle after searching for hours, but conditions caused the rescue operation to be suspended until Saturday.

The salvage team marked the vehicle with a beacon and an officer stayed at the scene.

The vehicle and Crenshaw’s body were pulled from the Bay on Saturday morning.

Police were still investigating the incident.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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