San Antonio deputy dies after being swallowed by giant sinkhole

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A massive sinkhole has claimed the life of a part-time sheriff's deputy in San Antonio, authorities said.

Authorities said deputy Dora Linda Nishihara was driving down the road Sunday night when this giant sinkhole opened up and caused her car to fall down into it. Rushing waters trapped the deputy in her own car, and the sinkhole became a watery grave.

A second car also later drove into the sinkhole, but a woman who witnessed the incident managed to pull the 60-year-old driver of the second vehicle to safety.

Crews were not able to recover the deputy's body until Monday afternoon.

Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau issued a statement saying,"Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. We are assisting her family as they deal with this tragedy."

Just what caused the giant sinkhole is still a mystery, investigators said.