ISLETON (CBS SF) — A woman’s body was recovered from a vehicle that was submerged in the Sacramento River in Isleton almost a week after she lost control of the car and drove into the river, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
In a multiple agency effort, a vehicle belonging to 48-year-old Nichele Johnson was successfully recovered around 11:30 a.m. near Tyler Island Road.READ MORE: SJ Dad Claims Santa Cruz Boardwalk Guard Kicked Him Out, Calling Pinoy Pride Tattoo 'Gang-Related'
While the county coroner’s office wasn’t immediately available to confirm the identity of the body in the car, Johnson’s family and friends have been at the river and have expressed their outrage that she was not immediately pulled from the river.
During the evening hours on Jan. 15, Johnson was driving on Highway 160, when witnesses observed her vehicle leaving the roadway and plunging into the water, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: COVID: Masks, Social Distancing Slowed Spread Of Common Childhood Illnesses
Witnesses called 911, and California Highway Patrol officers along with sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard responded immediately, according to the sheriff’s office.
The following day, the sheriff’s marine unit used sonar technology to locate the vehicle in deep water, but because of poor weather conditions they were unable to send divers to recover the car.
The multi-agency recovery occurred on Saturday, with the Solano County Office of Emergency Services providing divers and a boat.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Community Gathers To Heal After Terrifying Juneteenth Mass Shooting At Oakland's Lake Merritt
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