Sinkhole swallows two vehicles near Hayden Lake after culvert fails

HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Three people were taken to the hospital after two vehicles drove into a sinkhole early this morning near Hayden Lake, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says.

Deputies say they found two vehicles that had driven into a large washout on Rimrock Road. Investigators say a culvert under the road failed due to heavy runoff.

The hole ended up being 10 feet wide and about eight feet deep.

The sheriff's office says 24-year-old Clifton McMahon drove into the hole as well as 31-year-old Melissa Ehrmantraut of Post Falls. The two drivers and a passenger in the van were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.