SHALLOTTE—It was a rainy September morning when David Friend left his home on Loblolly Drive for work. It was still dark outside.
He was less than three blocks from his home when the unexpected happened.
The road below his vehicle disappeared.
Instead of driving on pavement, Friend and his vehicle were submerged in a sinkhole large enough to swallow his car. When he attempted to exit the vehicle, the water in the hole was so deep he could not reach the bottom.