A woman was killed after her car left the road and plunged into a ditch on Highway 12 west of Interstate 5 on Sunday afternoon.
The woman was driving east on Highway 12 at about 2:13 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol, when her Nissan sedan started drifting to the left near Guard Road, which is just east of Interstate 5.
The car tumbled and overturned into a deep ditch filled with a foot of water, officers said.
The fire department arrived and had to cut open the car to remove the woman, who was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital, where she later died, officers said.
The woman's name was not immediately available Monday. CHP is still investigating the crash, but alcohol is not believed to be a factor.