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3 People Escape Massive Sinkhole

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Police have blocked off an area on the city’s east side because of a massive sinkhole. Officials said a woman was driving down Beaubien at Smith when her SUV fell into the hole.

Detroit Water Department crews were on the scene, Thursday evening, on Beaubien just north of East Grand Blvd. near I-75.

“The front half of this SUV is inside, resting inside, this huge water sinkhole about five feet wide,” reported WWJ Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis.

Witnesses said two women and a young child were rescued from the vehicle. “I talked to one of the young men who helped the people out of the car. He said he’s just glad he was there,” said Davis.

All three people escaped without injuries.  There was no immediate word on how long repairs will take.

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