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Spencer Utility worker killed in accident

A Spencer Utility worker was killed after a serious accident on Phifer Mine Road in Van Buren County on Tuesday afternoon, April 2.

The man was killed after a ditch collapsed on him while he was making repairs to a broken water line, after the Van Buren County Highway Department accidentally damaged the line while working on the road. The road is located West of Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Highway 111.

The name of the deceased is not yet being released, as all family members have not yet been notified, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

No more information is available at this time.

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