Body in car at bottom of Northern California embankment

NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an elderly woman was found in a car that the bottom of an embankment in the San Francisco Bay Area and another woman was rescued farther north three days after she crashed down a reservoir embankment.

The California Highway Patrol says officers on Sunday were responding to a car that ran off Highway 84 in Newark when they found the body inside another vehicle partially hidden by trees.

The CHP says it’s unclear how long the woman’s car had been in the embankment. The two people in the crash Sunday had minor injuries.

Also Sunday, a 47-year-old woman was airlifted off of a hillside in El Dorado County after she crashed down an embankment three days earlier.

The CHP says she had driven over the edge of a 200-foot embankment at the Slab Creek Reservoir. Kayakers saw the woman and called authorities.

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