How to help: Donate now to assist victims of the 2017 hurricane season

Hurricane Maria to stir rough sea along U.S. East Coast after slamming Caribbean. Follow our coverage:

           , °F

Personalized Forecasts

Featured Forecast

My Favorite Forecasts

    My Recent Locations

    VIDEO: Rain-Induced Illinois Sinkhole Swallows Car With Mom, Son Inside

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
    July 05, 2014, 12:38:35 AM EDT

    Following rounds of flooding downpours across the Midwest earlier this week, a sinkhole opened up on a street in Kane County, Illinois, Tuesday morning.

    According to Kane County Sheriff Lt. Pat Gengler, a woman from Elgin was driving her son when they fell into the sinkhole. They were discovered when a pickup truck drove over the car. Meteorologist Heather Waldman has more details in the video below on how these events unfolded.

    Police said that the car was so far into the sinkhole that it was unable to be seen from the road.

    Sinkholes are likely to form in soluble rock following heavy rains. Severe weather earlier in the week brought giant hail, flash floods and several inches of rain in under 24 hours from Texas to Michigan.

    Have questions, comments, or a story to share? Email Samantha-Rae Tuthill at, or follow her on Twitter @Accu_Sam. Follow us @breakingweather, or on Facebook and Google+.

    Report a Typo


    Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

    More Weather News