Body of woman whose tow truck fell in Sac River found

Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 14, 2019

The body of a woman who was in a tow truck that plummeted into the Sacramento River last month was recovered Sunday, family members and the California Highway Patrol said.

Roselyn Sharma’s body was found inside the tow truck, which was recovered at about 9:30 a.m.

Members of a dive team spent much of Saturday morning and afternoon moving in and out of the water as they worked to connect the tow truck to a crane sitting on a barge. Divers connected the last wires Sunday morning, before removing the truck.

The body of Roselyn Sharma’s husband, Shalvinesh Sharma, was found Thursday around 8:45 a.m. in the Sacramento River south of Stan’s Yolo Marina, which is toward the West Sacramento side of the river, authorities said.

The couple’s truck plunged into the Sacramento River from the Pioneer Bridge after colliding with a big rig March 26.

CHP Officer Mike Bradley said the back end of the tow truck was mostly submerged in silt. The dive team used high-powered hoses to clear it.