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Two hurt when car drives into sinkhole in Kane Co.

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KANE COUNTY, Ill. (Sun Times Media Wire) - Two people were hurt when a car drove into a sinkhole in rural Kane County early Tuesday.

About 3:50 a.m. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Thomas Road about a quarter mile north of McDonald Road in unincorporated Burlington Township, where a Ford Taurus had driven into a part of the roadway “that had been completely washed out,” according to a statement from Kane County Sheriff’s office Lt. Pat Gengler.

By the time deputies arrived, a Chevrolet pickup truck had driven over the Taurus, which was “completely underground” in a 10-foot wide sinkhole with a 41-year-old Elgin woman and her 15-year-old son trapped inside, Gengler said.

Fire crews extricated the mother and son, who were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in Sycamore with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, Gengler said.

The pickup truck’s driver, a 25-year-old Elgin man, was treated and released at the scene, police said.

There are no streetlights in the area of area of the sinkhole, which may have formed due to severe thunderstorms Monday night, police said.

Thomas Road will be closed indefinitely between Middleton and McDonald roads, police said.

No citations were issued after the crash.

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