HESPERIA, Calif. — Southern California authorities say a woman’s body has been recovered from the California Aqueduct in the desert city of Hesperia after witnesses saw a car leave a roadway and plunge into the canal.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says the accident was reported early Friday, minutes after midnight.

The department says deputies spotted the submerged car, state aqueduct operators shut off water flow and a sheriff’s dive team arrived.

The divers found the vehicle 1,400 feet south of the Main Street bridge over the aqueduct and the victim was located inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In March, a mother and two children died when their car went off the same stretch of road and into the aqueduct. A third child survived.

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