SAN ANTONIO, TX -- A San Antonio-area deputy who died this week after her vehicle plunged into a water-filled sinkhole is being remembered as a caring and giving person.
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The San Antonio Express-News reports a funeral service was held Friday night for 68-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara. Nishihara's brother, Pastor Israel Solis, said his sister was a "woman of valor." Nishihara wasn't working Sunday when her vehicle went into the sinkhole.
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A crane was used to retrieve her personal car from water about 12-feet deep. Nishihara's body was inside the vehicle. 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.
Funeral held for deputy killed by San Antonio sinkhole
(San Antonio Fire Dept)