Sinkhole Swallows Up Car in Downtown St. Louis - NBC 10 Philadelphia
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

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

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    [NATL] Brazilian Indigenous Man Chops Down a Tree in the Amazon, Rare Footage Shows

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.

    (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    No injuries were reported.