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Sinkhole Swallows Up Car in Downtown St. Louis

The car's owners told television station KMOV that they were returning from a gym when they found their car in the crater

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    A sinkhole opened up and swallowed a car in downtown St. Louis on June 29. Aerial TV footage shows the white car on its side in the hole, with water gushing from a below-ground pipe. (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A man who scored what he thought was a prime parking spot in downtown St. Louis says he returned from a trip to the gym with his fiancee to find his car swallowed by a sinkhole.

    Jordan Westerberg tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that when the couple came back to his Toyota Camry shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday and didn't see it, they figured it had been towed.

    Street workers gathered at the parking space was a tipoff something was amiss. That's when 25-year-old Westerberg found the vehicle in the gaping hole, about 20 feet deep and 8 to 10 feet across.

    It isn't immediately clear what caused the collapse.

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