Deputies find possible car in Alameda Creek, driver missing

Photo Credit: Lydia Pantazes

ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON)—Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies have found a possible car that crashed into a creek Sunday afternoon and they are still searching for the driver.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on Niles Canyon Road about a quarter mile away from Palomares Road.

Deputies cannot find the driver.


The weather and the water conditions are considered extreme because of the recent storms. The currents are also considered dangerous.

These conditions have made it unsafe for first responders to try and find the car as well as the driver.


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says it is working with the state water resource agency to reduce the amount of water in the creek. Deputies cannot get the car out of the creek until the current and the water level decrease.

The sheriff’s office is working with Fremont police, Alameda County fire, Fremont fire, Dublin California Highway Patrol and other local agencies.

The driver has been identified as an 18-year-old woman from Tracy. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Fremont police and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office are leading the rescue effort.

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