Seven feared dead after crash in California canal

July 15, 2008 11:08:04 PM PDT
California authorities now believe seven people are dead after a septic truck and an SUV collided and were swept into a canal. Officials first indicated there were eight people missing. The SUV was carrying farm workers.

Divers have recovered one body. Searchers have located a vehicle but have not been able to remove it from the canal's swift-moving water.

Investigators believe six people were traveling in the SUV based on reports from family and witnesses.

The Delta-Mendota Canal, about 15 miles southwest of Modesto, is about 17-feet deep and 100-feet wide in the area where the crash occurred.