SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – Authorities say a driver drowned after crashing into the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta early Monday morning.

The incident happened near Brannan Island Road, west of Jackson Slough Road, south of Isleton.

California Highway Patrol says, a little after 12 a.m., the driver was speeding when a turn came up. Because of his speed, officers say the driver wasn’t able to make the turn and instead crashed into a metal guardrail.

The car then veered into other direction where it eventually went down an embankment and ended up submerged in Sevenmile Slough.

Officers say the driver, a 43-year-old Isleton resident, was trapped in the car and drowned. A passenger was able to get out and wasn’t hurt in the incident.

CHP is investigating the incident.


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