Two men were pulled from a submerged car after driving into a drainage canal while being pursued by Brawley police Sunday.
Felix S. Salvaterra, 32, of Puebla, Mexico, was driving a sedan with passenger Guandencio Serrano Morales, 22, also of Puebla, when the vehicle failed to yield for Brawley police, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.
During the pursuit, the sedan turned east from Highway 86 to Aten Road in the Imperial area and, as it approached Highway 111, failed to stop at the intersection's stop sign.
The sedan ran off the road and struck the south bank of a drainage canal around 1:40 a.m. The vehicle then sank into the canal water.