SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A 74-year-old woman died Wednesday night after crashing her car into Little Potato Slough in San Joaquin County.
The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. near Eight Mile and Empire Tract roads.
The Stockton Area California Highway Patrol said the woman was driving west on Eight Mile Road when, for unknown reasons, she failed to make a turn and continued driving off a ferry loading ramp.
The woman exited the Chevrolet Tahoe but told a witness she could not swim, the CHP said. The witness went to get a ladder, but the woman and the SUV were submerged when he returned.
Officials said the woman’s body and SUV were retrieved by the U.S. Coast Guard.