CAR PLUNGES INTO RIVER IN SANTEE; 4 KILLED, BRUSH FIRE ENSUED

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August 28, 2009 (Santee)--After striking another vehicle near I-125 and SR-52 in Santee at 3:47 p.m. this afternoon, a car plunged into the San Diego River in Santee. The car burst into flames, igniting a brush fire.  A call to 911 reported a stuck accelerator pedal. 

Heartland Fire responded to the accident. Four victims were pronounced dead on arrival; names have not yet been released pending notification of families. The fire has been extinguished.