No injuries after sinkhole swallows car in downtown St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - No one was injured after a sinkhole swallowed a car Thursday in downtown St. Louis. It happened around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of 6th Street and Locust.

The owners were exercising at a nearby gym during the collapse. They came outside, looked down and saw their Toyota Camry underground.  It was in a hole, about 20 feet deep and 8 to 10 feet across.

"I was a little shaky," said Jordan Westerbergh. "It's crazy. I'm just glad we weren't inside."

Investigators think that when the sink hole opened up and swallowed the car  it hit the water main causing it to break wide open.  An official says that the water main had been leaking for some time.  It caused the pavement to deteriorate, which caused the sink hole.

Ameren is also on the scene because it has service cables underground near hole and fiber optic lines.

The car was removed shortly before 9 a.m. It sustained an extensive amount of damage.