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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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    Car Swallowed Up In St. Louis Sinkhole

    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.

    Woman, 93, Rescued From Camp Fire by Her Garbageman

    [NATL] Woman, 93, Rescued From Camp Fire by Her Garbageman

    Margaret Newsum, 93, had no idea that the Camp Fire was rapidly approaching her Magalia home until her caretaker left for the day and she turned on the television. She was quickly rescued by her friend Dane Ray Cummings, who decided to break company policy and rescue Newsum with his Waste Management truck. KCRA reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018)

    No injuries were reported.