The vehicle appeared to be a black SUV, the kind often favored by Uber drivers.
Video of an automobile floating in the LA River was posted to social media on Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm PST. This during tropical storm Hilary, the first tropical storm to hit Los Angeles in many years. It is unclear who was inside the vehicle and what their fate was. The vehicle appeared to be a black SUV, the kind often favored by Uber drivers.
The video was shot in East Los Angeles. This is breaking news; more details as they become available.
The Los Angeles River's headwaters are in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains, and it flows nearly 51 miles (82 km) from Canoga Park through the San Fernando Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Gateway Cities to its mouth in Long Beach, where it flows into San Pedro Bay. While the river was once free-flowing and frequently flooding, forming alluvial flood plains along its banks, it is currently notable for flowing through a concrete channel on a fixed course, which was built after a series of devastating floods in the early 20th century