Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

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Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff.

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Crews work to remove a car trapped in a San Antonio sinkhole on Monday.



A crane was used to retrieve her personal car from water about 12-feet deep. Nishihara's body was inside the vehicle.

Sheriff's spokesman James Keith says Nishihara was not working Sunday when her vehicle went into the sinkhole. Utility officials say the sinkhole appeared after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain earlier Sunday.

Authorities say two passers-by rescued a driver after another vehicle that went into the sinkhole Sunday night. That driver and one of his rescuers were treated for minor injuries.

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A 60-year-old man was rescued after his car sunk into the pit

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