September 1, 2014
WILLOWS, Calif. (AP) - A Fairfield woman and her 1-year-old daughter were pulled from their sinking car after it ran off the road and landed in an irrigation canal.
Authorities say 22-year-old Dani Jiminez Cruz veered off the Glenn County road while she was putting her wallet into a diaper bag.
She tried to correct the steering and hit the brakes, but the car spun across the road and into the canal.
It landed upright in the water and immediately began to sink. Other motorists stopped and rescued the mother and daughter before the car became submerged.
Information from: Chico Enterprise-Record,
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