Tuesday, July 15, 2008

7 Possibly Dead in Two-Vehicle Crash

At least one man is confirmed dead, while authorities search for what they believe to be six other victims, who were riding in a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a truck Tuesday approximately 20 miles west of Modesto.

Divers were searching the Delta-Mendota Canal into the evening after finding the body of the truck driver. The driver worked for Sacramento-based United Site Services, a company that rents portable restrooms among its products.

The other vehicle was reportedly carrying six farmworkers who were returning to Lodi.

The canal section where the vehicles reportedly entered the water runs approximately 17 feet deep and around 100 feet wide.

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