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2 women killed after car plunges into California harbor

Unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor
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Posted at 1:05 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 16:10:37-04

MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified women who died after their car careened into a river at Moss Landing in Monterey County over the weekend.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified them as 35-year-old Vanessa Carrango and 28-year-old Esther Monique Espinoza, both of Salinas. Carrango was driving at the time of the crash, authorities said.

The Monterey County Herald reports their bodies were recovered Saturday from a four-door 2010 Acura that was submerged upside down in the Moss Landing harbor.

The California Highway Patrol says is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in the crash.