Name of backyard accident victim released

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The name of the man who died after falling into a fire pit over the weekend has been released.

Police believe Frances E. Black, 62, fell into a small fire pit in the backyard of a home at 1014 Barton Avenue.

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He was airlifted to Indianapolis where he passed away on Saturday.

This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when it becomes available. 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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