Michelle Knapp will have to find a new way to get around for a while, thanks to a 30-pound meteorite that slammed into her parked car, passing right through and leaving a small crater underneath.
The meteorite Friday came from a shower called the Draconids, a bright display of falling space debris seen every October 9, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Mamrosh.
Sightings of streaking fireballs in the sky were reported in western Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and North Carolina.
Knapp, an 18-year-old high school senior in suburban Peekskill, was at home when she heard a loud crash.
She and a neighbor went outside and saw a hole in the trunk of her 1980 Chevy Malibu.
"My car is totaled," she said. "I'm upset but at the same time it's kind of exciting."