By NBC News
June 5, 2015

A Colorado police officer had to climb onto the roof of his SUV and pull himself out from below the earth’s surface after a massive sinkhole swallowed his patrol car.

Sheridan police Sergeant Greg Miller was driving through an intersection around 2:15 a.m. Friday when the road beneath him gave way, sending his SUV plummeting 10 to 15 feet, reported NBC affiliate KUSA in Denver.

“Next thing I know … dirt – I’m assuming dust from the airbag – was floating around,” Miller told KUSA. “I hear the rushing water, and all I see is a dirt wall in front of me.”

Miller was trapped.

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