Minnesota teen escapes uninjured after driving into large hole in washed-out road

Elias Hubbard
July 6, 2018

The driver was wearing his seat belt and the driver's airbag deployed as the vehicle stood almost vertical in the gap left by the washed out culvert on a township road.

A 16-year-old driver in Minnesota crashed his vehicle up to the rear tires into a sinkhole but, uninjured, was able to climb out of the car's back window, authorities said.

Candace Leopold, the driver's grandmother, says the teen was on his way to work at a farm north of Redwood Falls.

Jaxon Lang had to escape out of a back window after heavy rains washed away the culvert underneath the road.

The driver's grandmother, Candace Leopold, says the teen had gotten his driver's license last month and only had the auto for a few weeks.

Details about damage to the auto were not immediately known.

More rain is expected Wednesday, July 4 in Minnesota.

Flooded roads, yards and rivers were reported across the area.

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