REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (WDRB) -- A 16-year-old in Minnesota who drove his car into a sinkhole following heavy rains escaped by climbing out the back window.

WCCO-TV reports that the Renville County Sheriff's Office says the sinkhole formed after a culvert under the road washed out. Jaxon Lang wasn't injured.

His grandmother, Candace Leopold, says he got his driver's license last month and only had the car for a few weeks, when the sinkhole swallowed it Tuesday. She says he was on his way to work at a farm near Redwood Falls, a community about 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of Minneapolis.

 
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 "I thought maybe it was branch or something. And I got closer and I had the breaks on cause I thought something was in the road. Then I slammed on the brakes, and the car just slid into the hole and then hit the other side and fell down," said Lang.

Luckily, the teen wasn't hurt in the crash. But the car may be a loss.

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