STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Despite the unsettling visual, officers say a car found in a canal near Modesto turned out to be abandoned.
California Highway Patrol says, around 7 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the canal near McHenry Avenue and Crawford Road. The incident was originally reported as an injury collision, CHP says, but officers quickly found an SUV in a canal.READ MORE: 'He Gives Me Everything To Be': Therapy Dog For Woman In Wheelchair Now Needs Wheelchair Of His Own
The SUV turned out to be unoccupied. Officers are unsure how the vehicle ended up driving into the canal.READ MORE: Quake Near Truckee: Why Some Got Shake Alerts And Others Didn't
Officers note that the SUV had not been reported stolen.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Police Officer Justin Shepard Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
CHP says they eventually got the SUV out of the canal with the help of a local tow company and are now looking for the owner.