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2 firefighters hurt when truck falls into sink hole

Two Hanover firefighters and a driver were seriously hurt after an early morning crash into a sinkhole in El Paso County.
Credit: Shayla Girardin, KOAA

FOUNTAIN — Two Hanover firefighters and another driver were taken to the hospital after a crash early Tuesday morning, according to 9NEWS sister station KOAA.

A van was swept into a sinkhole near Old Pueblo Rd and Birdsall Rd in Fountain around 2:30 in the morning. The driver of the van left the scene but minutes later, another car was swept away, KOAA reported.

When firefighters from the Hanover Fire Department responded, their truck fell in the sinkhole and landed on top of the SUV. The driver was trapped inside.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital. The other driver was taken to the hospital by helicopter. All three victims have serious injuries, according to KOAA.

Tuesday morning, Fort Carson heavy rescue hoisted the fire truck from the sinkhole.