Authorites were still searching for a third person who was in a car that veered off San Miguel Road Sunday, and overturned into the canal that runs along the Iron Horse Trail, a crash that left a second person dead and a third hospitalized.
The single-vehicle crash occurred around 6:10 p.m. during a heavy storm. The car, carrying three people, was traveling north on San Miguel Road when it lost control and plunged into the canal near Walker Avenue. The car flipped and was carried several hundred feet north in the chopping, rushing water where it came to a rest in the rushing water.
One person was trapped inside and found dead. The two others were swept downstream, and one was rescued several miles downstream by rescue personal. The Contra Costa Times says that a helicopter and rescue personnel pulled a woman out of the water near the intersection of Bancroft Road and Treat Boulevard in Concord.
That person, believed to be a woman, was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
The third person remains missing.The names of the people in the car, including the person who died, are pending until notification of family.
Several agencies including the California Highway Patrol, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Contra Costa County Fire, AMR and the Walnut Creek Police Department participated in the rescue efforts along with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Search and Rescue Team. The search for the missing occupant continued into the night.