Witness calls 911 after car drives in Sweetwater River near I-5
SAN DIEGO, CA – A witness called authorities after seeing a vehicle drive into the Sweetwater River off State Route 54 near Interstate 5 on Friday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a woman was on a walking path when the vehicle went right past her off the westbound roadway into the water near National City Boulevard and Highland Avenue at about 5:40 a.m. She called 911 and reported that the vehicle was submerged in the water.
When emergency crews arrived on the scene they began closing down the nearby ramp to southbound Interstate 5 so they could retrieve the vehicle, using a tow truck and cable.
An ambulance was on the way to the scene but injuries have not been confirmed at this time.
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