FIRE LATEST: Thousands More Flee As Thomas Fire Flares Up Saturday  | Closures And Evacuations
Live Blog | Listen Live | Full Coverage
#CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap

SANTA ROSA (AP) — Authorities have discovered the body of a Southern California woman who appears to have accidentally driven into the Russian River while heading to her Santa Rosa hotel over the weekend.

The California Highway Patrol said 62-year-old Phyllis Bin’s body was found inside a minivan pulled from the river late Monday afternoon.

The Agoura Hills resident was last seen driving in the minivan from a restaurant in Jenner, where she had dinner with friends Saturday night.

Authorities found fresh tire tracks on a grassy shoulder of Highway 1 that overlooks the Russian River.

They don’t believe Bin was drinking although a toxicology report is pending.

CHP Officer Tim Randall said investigators are also looking into whether the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

facebook.com/CBSLA
Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE