Backyard accident turns deadly

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A backyard gathering turned deadly over the weekend in Terre Haute.

Police believe a man fell into a small fire pit in the backyard of a home at 1014 Barton Avenue.

It might have happened when the man was alone in the yard.

The man was severely burned.

He was airlifted top Indianapolis, and that’s where he passed away on Saturday.

Police are investigating the accident.

They believe alcohol could be a factor.

An autopsy was scheduled Monday in Marion County.

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