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Driver gets stuck in sinkhole in Pueblo West

Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:09:13-04

PUEBLO — A woman driving in Pueblo West got stuck in a "growing" sinkhole early Friday morning, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the driver was going through the intersection of East Marengo Drive and North Boyera Avenue around 1:40 a.m when the front end of her van got stuck.

Lacey Marie, the driver, posted on Facebook that she was driving with her brother when the road caved in and the road caved in even more when her brother stepped out of the van.

The sheriff's office said the driver was able to get out of the car safely and a tow truck pulled the van out of the sinkhole.

Marie said as she and her brother waited for deputies and a tow truck, they watched the car sink into the ground even more. Deputies said the van "had sunk down to the frame" when the tow truck arrived.

She posted she was told the cause of the sinkhole was a broken sewer line that caused some moisture under the road. However, Pueblo West Utilities says it was a water main break that saturated the soil.