One Dead Following Trench Collapse

One person is confirmed dead following the midday collapse of a trench in Lowell, Ind.

The trench, at 16731 Mount St., in Lowell, was being dug for a new sump pump for a single-story home on a wooded lot.  [Google Map]

Two men were in the trench when it collapsed, the NWI Times reported.  One of the men tried to dig the other out with a backhoe, but was unsuccessful.

The trench was as much as 10 feet deep in some portions, said Mike Higgins, the Public Information Officer for the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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