SACRAMENTO — Authorities have recovered the body of a woman who told an emergency dispatcher she was inside a car that went into the Sacramento River.
California Highway Patrol says the 58-year-old West Sacramento woman was found inside her Toyota Camry, which was found in the river near Monument Bend about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
CHP Officer Cindy Leal says a 911 dispatcher spoke to the victim for about 10 minutes around 8 a.m. before the connection was lost. The CHP dispatcher had trouble understanding the Punjabi-speaking victim and had to find someone who spoke the language.
The Sacramento Bee says the woman is believed to have been on her way home from work when she called her daughter and said she didn’t think her car brakes were working.