A woman who died in a minivan that drove into the San Francisco Bay on Friday has been identified as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The San Francisco resident was
one of several people who were in the minivan when it plunged into the water from the Marina Green at about 5 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said. All but Crenshaw managed to get out of the vehicle, which eventually sank with the woman still inside.
Update 6/24 9 AM: According to SFPD Officer Gordon Shyy, “There was only one person in the miniva during the crash.” He says that he United States Coast Guard had initially stated that there were other passengers in the vehicle, but those four people “were actually citizens trying to rescue the driver,” Shyy clarified.
Dive teams found the vehicle after searching for hours, but conditions caused the rescue operation to be suspended until Saturday.
The salvage team marked the vehicle with a beacon and an officer stayed at the scene.
The vehicle and Crenshaw’s body were pulled from the Bay on Saturday morning.
Police were still investigating why the van drove over the embankment into the Bay.