SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Crews worked to recover the driver of a tow truck that went off the Pioneer Bridge and into the Sacramento River below.
The incident happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday on westbound Highway 50, just west of Interstate 5. According to California Highway Patrol, the tow truck and a big rig collided — sending the truck off the south side of the bridge and into the Sacramento River.
According to family members, a husband and wife were in that tow truck last night. The family said 40-year-old Shalvin Sharma and 38-year-old Roselyn Sharma have been missing since around 8 p.m. last night, around the time when the crash was reported.
The couple reportedly owns Justin’s Towing. No one has heard from the couple and while the family is desperately looking for answers, they are fearing the worst.
A family member said the couple named their business after their son Justin. The couple has two children, 18-year-old Justin and 13-year-old Joselyn.
Search crews couldn’t find any victims Tuesday night. The search was called off until morning, but CHP said on Wednesday that water conditions are currently too dangerous for crews to go in.
Crews did use sonar technology to search for the
Overnight, search crews found the tow truck submerged at least 30 feet under the river.
At this point, officials say they believe the driver of the tow truck did not survive. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
Officials could not confirm if there were two people in the truck when it crashed.