MARION, Ind. (21Alive) - One man was killed when the walls of a trench collapsed on top of him in Marion Wednesday Night.
At around 7:15, the Grant County Sheriff's Department responded to the 800 block of W. CR406 S in Marion, where the walls of the trench had trapped Ross Hoffman, the homeowner, and a family friend, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ewer.
Hoffman was buried up to his chest in the collapse. Ewer, who was off-duty, was buried to his waist, police say.
Emergency crews pulled both men from the trench, and took them to a hospital.
Hoffman was unresponsive when crews dug him out, and later died at the hospital.
Ewer was treated at the hospital and released.
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