Using two wreckers, employees with Tri-State Towing managed to remove a 2003 Ford Taurus from a sinkhole at West Oregon Street and Main Street in Evansville on Friday afternoon.
Timothy Stone, of Evansville, said that he and three passengers were in a car heading east on West Oregon Street at Main Street in Evansville, when they stopped for a stop sign and then the car “felt weird” and started to sink, the Evansville Courier & Press reported.
They were able to get out of the passenger side of the car and then the front of the car went down into the hole. No one was injured.
Allen Mounts, director of the Water & Sewer Utility, said the cave-in was caused by the collapse of a 72-inch sewer. A six-inch water main was also broken in the collapse. Two wreckers were used to remove the car from hole, which an Evansville police report described as 12 feet in diameter and 16 feet deep.