Sixth Body Pulled From Canal Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fresno, Calif (AP) -- A sixth body has been pulled from a rural, central California canal after a collision between a septic truck and a sport utility vehicle carrying farm workers from a peach orchard.

A seventh victim remains missing and is presumed dead.

Officials say the latest victim found is a 17-year-old. She was found in the swift, brackish waters of the canal about 10 miles from the wreck.

Family members and witnesses said the SUV was taking six laborers from the orchard back home.

Initial reports suggested that two people had been in the truck, but investigators now believe there was only one, the driver. His body has been recovered.

The cause of Tuesday's crash remains under investigation

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