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Marysville woman rescued from partially submerged vehicle near Lincoln

A Marysville woman was rescued from her partially submerged vehicle after it traveled off Highway 65 into a water-filled ravine near Lincoln early Wednesday afternoon.

Tessa Foster, 42, was driving a gray 2014 Nissan Altima northbound on Highway 65 near Nelson Lane about 1:05 p.m. when, for reasons still under investigation, she allowed the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The car crashed through a fence and into the ravine.

When CHP Officer Kevin Jeffcoach arrived, he found the vehicle partially submerged and Foster, the only occupant, was trapped inside. As the vehicle began to sink deeper into the water, Officer Jeffcoach and two men stationed at Beale Air Force Base entered the water to rescue Foster.

The officer used his baton to break out the right rear window and free the driver, CHP officials said.

Foster was taken by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. CHP officials said no information was available on her condition.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy