Sacto 9-1-1
March 25, 2011
Body found in car pulled from Natomas creek

carinwater.JPGBy Bill Lindelof

A car with the body of a man inside has been pulled from a creek in Natomas where police said the vehicle ran off the road this morning.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. at Garden Highway and Truxel Road. A police spokesman said that officers got a call about a vehicle speeding southbound on Truxel Road.

Divers searched the muddy water of Steelhead Creek most of the morning before finally finding the vehicle and securing a cable to the car.

The car was pulled from the water by a tow truck about 1 p.m. Inside the car was the body of a man in his 30s or 40s, police said.

No other identification was released. Traffic investigators will conduct an investigation into the fatal crash, police said.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

Photo by Norm Leong/Sacramento Police Department

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