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Woman jumps or falls from Bay Bridge after car crash

UPDATE: Woman in stolen car survives plunge off Bay Bridge, police say.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Authorities are searching the water off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for a woman who either jumped or fell as she tried to evade police after crashing a stolen car.

California Highway Patrol Officer Vu Williams tells San Francisco Bay Area news station KNTV-TV that the woman was among three who ran from the crash on the bridge as officers responded early Wednesday.

Williams says the driver climbed over a guardrail and either slipped or jumped 75 feet into the water.

The other women were found, but it's not clear whether they were arrested.

Authorities say the CHP, the Coast Guard and Oakland firefighters are searching the water for the woman.

Earlier, the CHP was following up on a report of a woman seen getting out of the water after the incident, CBS San Francisco reports..

The water in the bay is about 50-60 degrees.

The CHP responded at 2:06 a.m. to a report of a crash on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 on the bridge.

One eastbound lane of the bridge was closed for several hours as emergency crews searched for the woman.

The CHP received a few reports just before 6 a.m. that a woman who was wet tried to flag down drivers near the Bay Bridge. The police haven't been able to confirm those reports.

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