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Witnesses say man intentionally sunk his pickup in the Sacramento River. Is anyone inside?

Jogger describes seeing truck plunge into Sacramento River

Kevin DeLano was on a lunchtime jog when a truck rolled over the American River bike trail and into the water.
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Kevin DeLano was on a lunchtime jog when a truck rolled over the American River bike trail and into the water.

Kevin DeLano said he was taking his lunchtime jog along the American River Parkway north of Old Sacramento on Tuesday when he saw a man drive a blue Chevy pickup over the bike trail and to the edge of the steep levee along the Sacramento River.

Just before the truck plunged over, the man got out and walked away, leaving it to roll into the water.

“I was like, ‘Dude, what the hell?’ ” DeLano, 26, said. “He’s just like, ‘nice day.’ … Like Bruce Willis in an action movie, he got out of the car and just started walking away.”

Other witnesses gave a similar account, officials said.

The truck sunk near the I Street bridge north of Old Sacramento.

Rescue crews searching the area on Tuesday afternoon found it on the river bottom about 100 to 200 feet from where it went into the water, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said.

Divers hadn’t determined if anyone was inside before it grew dark; they are expected to try to reach the truck Wednesday, he said.

Sacramento Fire Department boat and rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, searched the Sacramento River above the I Street bridge for a sunken pickup truck. Sac Fire said it was unknown if there are victims in the incident.

Sammy Caiola: 916-321-1636, @SammyCaiola

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