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Body of Elderly Woman Found in Car Off Highway 84 in Newark: CHP

An elderly woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in a car that had rolled off of eastbound Highway 84, just east of the Thornton Road intersection, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP Officer Manuel Leal said Sunday that officers were called to a different accident in that same area near Highway 84 and Thornton at about 3 p.m. when they spotted a car down an embankment, partially obscured by trees and brush, off of Highway 84. The body of an elderly woman was discovered in the car, he said.

CHP officers were still on the scene late Sunday; it wasn't yet known how long the elderly woman's car has been there, or what may have caused the accident.

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