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Abandoned car found in canal outside Hilmar; traffic OK

California Highway Patrol officers at 7:15 a.m. today responded to call of a possible vehicle accident outside Hilmar, where a car is inside a canal near the intersection of Williams Avenue and Tegner Road.

Shane Ferriera, CHP spokesperson, said the car appears to have been abandoned and the incident is not having an impact on traffic conditions. Ferriera said investigators are also looking into whether the car could have been stolen.

For more information, check for updates or read Thursday's Merced Sun-Star.