UPDATE (June 29): The person killed in yesterday’s car accident was a 63-year-old woman from Granada Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The department said the woman was driving a Honda Civic westbound on Highway 46 when she made an unsafe turn, causing the vehicle to drift through a dirt median and into the eastbound lanes. The vehicle then drifted off the road and entered into the canal.
The department said the canal was full with swift moving water and that the vehicle was found fully submerged. The woman was retrieved from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
UPDATE (5:20 p.m.) — At least one person has died after a car was found submerged Sunday afternoon in a canal off Highway 46, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle was found in the canal near Kecks Road.
CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page showed the coroner’s office was called to the scene. It’s still unclear how many people may have been inside the vehicle.
A vehicle was found overturned in a water-filled canal off Highway 46 near Kecks Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP responded to the scene just before 1 p.m. The department said the area is being checked for possible occupants. No occupants were seen exiting the vehicle when crews arrived. It is still unknown if anyone has been injured or killed.
This story will be updated once more information becomes available.