The giant hole appeared in the middle of the road after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain
December 6, 2016:An off-duty sheriffâ€™s deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.
The Bexar County Sheriffâ€™s Office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff.
A crane was used to retrieve her car from water about 12-feet deep. Nishiharaâ€™s body was inside the vehicle.
Sheriffâ€™s spokesman James Keith says Nishihara was not working on Sunday when her vehicle went into the sinkhole. Utility officials say the sinkhole appeared after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain earlier on Sunday.
Authorities said two passers-by rescued a driver after another vehicle that went into the sinkhole on Sunday night. That driver and one of his rescuers were treated for minor injuries.