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Charlotte parking deck collapses

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CHARLOTTE -- A small section of a four-story parking deck near SouthPark Mall in Charlotte has collapsed, but authorities say no one is hurt. Charlotte Fire Department Captain Rob Brisley says a few cars suffered some minor damage. The deck is next to an office building, and the section fell around 8:30 a.m. as many people were arriving for work. Firefighters and engineers are inspecting the structure to make sure it is safe, but Brisley says it's too early in the investigation to know what caused the collapse. This is the second time in six months a parking deck in Charlotte collapsed. A woman was killed in December when her car crashed into the edge of the top level of the parking deck at SouthPark Mall. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-05-13-08 1100EDT

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Gotta love the press; lol.

Gotta love the press; lol.

Parking Deck

The woman who died at the Southpark Mall parking deck didn't die as a result of the collapse. She had a heart attack or stroke while driving on the parking deck and lost control of her car, crashing into a support piling. She caused the deck to collapse. The way this story is written, it sounds like the deck collapsing is what killed her. Her car was on the top level - nothing fell on her.