Backyard accident turns deadly

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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