Teen dies after car plunges into creek


An 18-year-old Tracy woman is considered missing after her car plunged Saturday morning into Alameda Creek in unincorporated Alameda County, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Officers responded at 10:45 a.m. to Niles Canyon Road, east of Palomares Road, where the woman was involved in a collision before she was determined missing.

The woman, whose name is not being released yet, was in a silver 2000 Honda Accord traveling west when her car crossed over the double yellow lines in the road and collided with a white 2016 Honda Accord traveling east.

After the impact, the silver Accord veered to the right and into the creek.

The level of Alameda Creek is abnormally high now with fast flowing water because of the recent winter storms. That has made it unsafe for search and rescue divers to recover the car.

But rescuers are working with state water resource agency officials to reduce the water level in the creek so rescue operations can begin.

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